misalign

verb

mis·​align ˌmis-ə-ˈlīn How to pronounce misalign (audio)
misaligned; misaligning

transitive + intransitive

: to align badly or incorrectly
… the rear coach loosened an axle crossing a rough switch frog, misaligning the wheels so that they came off the track and bumped along the ties …Terry Pindell
Even minor movement can cause the cords in the wireless charger to misalign and the charging to stop.Rishabh Jain
misaligned adjective
… the lack of stereopsis results from conflicting input reaching the brain from the two misaligned eyes … Susan R. Barry
Worn wheels, defective axles, … and misaligned rails, as well as human error, also cause derailments. Ralph Vartabedian

Examples of misalign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carroll’s public school system budget is misaligned with the Blueprint, according to the county’s plan, which echoes Superintendent Cynthia McCabe’s message to the community at a series of town hall meetings. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 28 June 2024 Journalist, Roland Martin for instance, took to his YouTube channel to highlight how the partnership may be misaligned. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 24 June 2024 Venus in your subconscious realm and Neptune in your adventure sector are misaligning in a complicated square that will obscure boundaries and possibilities. Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 16 June 2024 On the ensuing free kick, Brazil’s wall was misaligned. Steven Goff, Washington Post, 13 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for misalign 

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misalign was in 1908

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“Misalign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misalign. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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