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 However, that game would only remain tied for just seven minutes as the Titans took advantage of a defensive misplay to get an own goal from the Tigers. Steve Bittenbender, The Courier-Journal, "Collegiate takes 26th District boys soccer title, gets revenge on St. Xavier in win," 16 Oct. 2020 After Marisnick's misplay, the Orioles went up 5-1 on Mullins' third career triple. Larry Fleisher, Star Tribune, "Orioles hit four homers, beat Mets 11-2," 8 Sep. 2020 Two of those were a result of that aforementioned misplay. Sam Blum, Dallas News, "Rangers slip after breaking losing streak, give up 8 free bases in loss to Athletics," 26 Aug. 2020 The Reds ended up winning the game 4-3 and sweeping the doubleheader, but a three-run misplay with a 3-0 lead is the kind of play that can have huge ramifications. John Fay, The Enquirer, "Reds CF Nick Senzel takes blame for Castellanos' error, says he should have called him off," 3 Aug. 2020 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

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First Known Use of misplay

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of misplay was in 1867

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23 Oct 2020

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“Misplay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misplay. Accessed 25 Oct. 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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