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misstep

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noun mis·step \-ˈstep\

Simple Definition of misstep

  • : an action or decision that is a mistake

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of misstep

  1. 1 :  a mistake in judgment or action :  blunder

  2. 2 :  a wrong step

Examples of misstep in a sentence

  1. Their decision to relocate the company was a major misstep.

  2. <another misstep like that, and the company could go belly-up>



1788

First Known Use of misstep

1788


MISSTEP Defined for Kids

misstep

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noun mis·step \mis-ˈstep\

Definition of misstep for Students

  1. 1 :  a wrong movement <I … didn't dare go near the stream for fear of making a misstep and falling in … — Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain>

  2. 2 :  2mistake 2, slip





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