mis·​play | \ ˈmis-ˌplā How to pronounce misplay (audio) \

Definition of misplay

: a wrong or unskillful play : error

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misplay \ ˌmis-​ˈplā How to pronounce misplay (audio) , ˈmis-​ˌplā How to pronounce misplay (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of misplay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the two running backs in a game that featured two of the state’s best Class 5A teams went at it, a few misplays by Columbine doomed the Rebels in the end. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, "Pomona hangs on against Columbine in wild 5A matchup," 24 Oct. 2019 Against Bumgarner, Andrew Benintendi led off the first with a fly that center fielder Kevin Pillar could not corral while fighting the sun on a cloudless day, a misplay that was ruled a double. BostonGlobe.com, "For the first time in his storied big league career, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner took the mound at Fenway Park on Thursday. Yet it was the San Francisco southpaw’s Red Sox counterpart who delivered a performance that more fully resembled a vintage Bumgarner outing.," 20 Sep. 2019 Laureano said that defensive move didn’t factor in the misplay, nor did the field, which was converted from football to baseball overnight Sunday into Monday morning. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "A’s Ramón Laureano makes no excuse for costly misplay," 17 Sep. 2019 The biggest misplay of the night might have been on the scoreboard. chicagotribune.com, "American League strikes out 16 National League hitters to win its 7th straight All-Star Game," 10 July 2019 With one out in the seventh inning and the Rockies down by two runs, Tapia managed to reach second base via a misplay by Jesse Winker on a flyball to left. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Rockies bats go flat in loss to Cincinnati as Colorado’s momentum takes a step back (again)," 27 July 2019 The Braves tied the game in the ninth inning, thanks in large part to a misplay by Blackmon in right. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Melville Mania overshadowed by McMahon’s walk-off homer in Rockies win," 26 Aug. 2019 Shortstop Cadyn Grenier’s misplay came with two outs in the sixth, keeping Hall from completing that frame for the third straight start. Nathan Ruiz, baltimoresun.com, "Top Orioles pitching prospect DL Hall enjoying another second-half surge after Futures Game appearance," 11 Aug. 2019 Emmel and Posey had to shoulder responsibility for the first run while Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford knows his fifth inning misplay led to the second. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Giants playing their best baseball in 12 months, take down first-place Brewers at home," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of misplay

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Misplay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misplay. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of misplay

: a mistake made by a person who is playing a sport (such as baseball or tennis)

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