misadjust

verb

mis·​ad·​just ˌmis-ə-ˈjəst How to pronounce misadjust (audio)
misadjusted; misadjusting

transitive verb

: to adjust (something, such as a device) incorrectly or improperly
Mechanics had misadjusted panels at the rear of the tail that raised and lowered the plane's nose.Alan Levin

Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misadjust was in 1853

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“Misadjust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misadjust. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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