To aim (a blow or projectile, for example) badly.(verb-transitive)
To give wrong instructions or directions to.(verb-transitive)
To put a wrong address on (a piece of mail).(verb-transitive)
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Use "misdirect" in a sentence
"Looks like Another Joe has been brainwashed by the right-whiners, is attempting to misdirect from the topic at hand by regurgitating talking-points, and wants to parade ignorant distractions."
"David Lightman, Miami Herald, Out of bounds: McCain-Palin misdirect blame for immigration flop"
"The strategy of misdirect is always the way a good misleading person would function."