mischannel

verb
mis·​chan·​nel | \ˌmis-ˈcha-nᵊl \
mischanneled or mischannelled; mischanneling or mischannelling

Definition of mischannel 

transitive verb

: 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

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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