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Definition of "mistime" [mis•time]

  • To time inaccurately or inappropriately; misjudge the timing of: The basketball team mistimed the final play and lost the game. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mistime" in a sentence
  • "You can hit that stretched-out receiver (or QB or kicker), but if you mistime it so you even breathe on him before his fingers touch the pigskin, pack."
  • "Morse said he did not think the ball was headed out of the park -- as Riggleman contended -- and he said he did not mistime his leap -- as it appeared on television replays."
  • "The Fed and Treasury almost will certainly mistime their policies, which will do further damage to Treasury prices."