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mis·play(mĭs-plā′, mĭs′plā′) Sports & Games
A mistaken or unskillful play.
tr.v. (mĭs-plā′) mis·played, mis·play·ing, mis·plays
To make a misplay of.
(General Sporting Terms) (tr) to play badly or wrongly in games or sports: the batsman misplayed the ball.
(General Sporting Terms) a wrong or unskilful play
mis•play(n. mɪsˈpleɪ, ˈmɪsˌpleɪ; v. mɪsˈpleɪ)
1. a wrong or bad play in a game or sport.v.t., v.i.
2. to play wrongly or badly.
Past participle: misplayed
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|Noun||1.||misplay - (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed|
failure - an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
|Verb||1.||misplay - play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note|
|2.||misplay - play wrong or in an unskillful manner|
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
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