misadjust

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

Definition of misadjust

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

First Known Use of misadjust

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Misadjust.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misadjust?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=m&file=misadjust_1. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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