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1. Games A stroke in billiards that misses or just brushes the ball because of a slip of the cue.
2. A mistake.
intr.v. mis·cued, mis·cu·ing, mis·cues
1. To make a miscue.
2. To miss a stage cue.
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1. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards a faulty stroke in which the cue tip slips off the cue ball or misses it altogether
2. informal a blunder or mistake
vb, -cues, -cuing or -cued
3. (Billiards & Snooker) (intr) billiards to make a miscue
4. (Theatre) (intr) theatre to fail to answer one's own cue or answer the cue of another
5. (Broadcasting) radio to start to play (a piece of music or recording) at the wrong point
6. (intr) informal to blunder
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n., v. -cued, -cu•ing. n.
1. an error in sports.
2. a mistake; blunder.v.i.
3. to make a mistake.
4. to miss a stage cue.v.t.
5. to give the wrong cue to.
n., v. -cued, -cu•ing. n.
1. a stroke in billiards or pool in which the cue fails to make solid contact with the cue ball.v.i.
2. to make a miscue.
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Past participle: miscued
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|Noun||1.||miscue - a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball|
billiards - any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls
|2.||miscue - a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.|
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
Freudian slip - a slip-up that (according to Sigmund Freud) results from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals
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