mischannel

verb mis·chan·nel \ ˌmis-ˈcha-nᵊl \

Definition of mischannel

mischanneled or mischannelled; mischanneling or mischannelling
: to channel (something, such as one's efforts or emotions) in an improper or harmful way
  • As dangerous leaders mischannel their drive, they become a growing menace to their fellows.
  • —Timothy R. Clark

First Known Use of mischannel

1946

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