misplay


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mis·play

 (mĭs-plā′, mĭs′plā′) Sports & Games
n.
A mistaken or unskillful play.
tr.v. (mĭs-plā′) mis·played, mis·play·ing, mis·plays
To make a misplay of.

misplay

(ˌmɪsˈpleɪ)
vb
(General Sporting Terms) (tr) to play badly or wrongly in games or sports: the batsman misplayed the ball.
n
(General Sporting Terms) a wrong or unskilful play

mis•play

(n. mɪsˈpleɪ, ˈmɪsˌpleɪ; v. mɪsˈpleɪ)
n.
1. a wrong or bad play in a game or sport.
v.t., v.i.
2. to play wrongly or badly.
[1865–70, Amer.]

misplay


Past participle: misplayed
Gerund: misplaying

Imperative
misplay
misplay
Present
I misplay
you misplay
he/she/it misplays
we misplay
you misplay
they misplay
Preterite
I misplayed
you misplayed
he/she/it misplayed
we misplayed
you misplayed
they misplayed
Present Continuous
I am misplaying
you are misplaying
he/she/it is misplaying
we are misplaying
you are misplaying
they are misplaying
Present Perfect
I have misplayed
you have misplayed
he/she/it has misplayed
we have misplayed
you have misplayed
they have misplayed
Past Continuous
I was misplaying
you were misplaying
he/she/it was misplaying
we were misplaying
you were misplaying
they were misplaying
Past Perfect
I had misplayed
you had misplayed
he/she/it had misplayed
we had misplayed
you had misplayed
they had misplayed
Future
I will misplay
you will misplay
he/she/it will misplay
we will misplay
you will misplay
they will misplay
Future Perfect
I will have misplayed
you will have misplayed
he/she/it will have misplayed
we will have misplayed
you will have misplayed
they will have misplayed
Future Continuous
I will be misplaying
you will be misplaying
he/she/it will be misplaying
we will be misplaying
you will be misplaying
they will be misplaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misplaying
you have been misplaying
he/she/it has been misplaying
we have been misplaying
you have been misplaying
they have been misplaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misplaying
you will have been misplaying
he/she/it will have been misplaying
we will have been misplaying
you will have been misplaying
they will have been misplaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misplaying
you had been misplaying
he/she/it had been misplaying
we had been misplaying
you had been misplaying
they had been misplaying
Conditional
I would misplay
you would misplay
he/she/it would misplay
we would misplay
you would misplay
they would misplay
Past Conditional
I would have misplayed
you would have misplayed
he/she/it would have misplayed
we would have misplayed
you would have misplayed
they would have misplayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misplay - (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficedmisplay - (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!"
Verb1.misplay - play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong notemisplay - play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note
spiel, play - replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"
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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misplay

References in classic literature ?
A little later the regiment was ordered out of line to relieve the congested front, and through some misplay in the game of battle was not again under fire.
It was too good an opportunity to get a hold over the boy for Agno to misplay it.
Coach Bo Perasol did a good job in urging his players to shrug off the misplay and Rivero responded by hitting a fadeaway jumper in the lane to draw first blood for UP in overtime.
The onus is always on the second player to note misplay by the first player.
However, a misplay by Rask allowed the Islanders back into the game.
The first is to replace the concept of an error with a "defensive misplay" (or DME).
Mark Horton's MISPLAY THESE HANDS WITH ME (9781897106280, $18.95) is for intermediate to advanced bridge players and comes from the lessons of one Terence Reese, one of the greatest bridge writers of all.
"The Mets are usually the underdog," said Green, who, although he doesn't have them displayed in his office, happens to also own the pair of cleats and glove that Buckner wore during that fateful misplay. "And for me, it's about rooting for the underdog."
BASEBALL'S SECOND worst misplay of the pre-season had to be the two-paragraph regurgitation of a pitcher named John Rocker, in which he released enough racial venom to poison the planet.
In addition to the misplay that contributed to Boston's defeat, Cespedes had a hit, made a great throw and was ejected in the eighth inning by plate umpire Jeff Nelson after being called out on strikes.
But you can easily reason that in this case, Perez noticed Tails' misplay, and as a result, Perez took advantage of the misplay and scored a run.
Nichols 1, Coast Guard 0: Sophomore Francesco Chiaravalloti made four saves while the Bison (8-1-4) earned the win when a Bears misplay resulted in an own-goal.