misconnect

verb
mis·​con·​nect | \ ˌmis-kə-ˈnekt How to pronounce misconnect (audio) \
misconnected; misconnecting

Definition of misconnect

: to connect (something) in a wrong or improper way Spark plug wires should be replaced one at a time between the distributor cap or ignition coils and the spark plugs to avoid misconnecting the wires. If you misconnect the wires, the engine will not run.— Ronald G. Haefner two people who sometimes misconnect

First Known Use of misconnect

1883, in the meaning defined above

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