misdo

verb
mis·do | \ ˌmis-ˈdü \
misdid\-ˈdid \; misdone\-ˈdən \; misdoing\-ˈdü-iŋ \; misdoes\-ˈdəz \

Definition of misdo 

intransitive verb

obsolete

: to act wrongly : transgress the laws of God the erring soul not wilfully misdoing —John Milton

transitive verb

: to do (something) incorrectly or poorly

Other words from misdo

misdoer \-ˈdü-ər \ noun

First Known Use of misdo

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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