mistime

verb

mis·​time ˌmis-ˈtīm How to pronounce mistime (audio)
mistimed; mistiming

transitive verb

1
: to time (something) wrongly or improperly
Sometimes players will mistime their entry into the zone—skating slightly ahead of the puck—and get whistled for offsides.Jesse Granger
2
: to reckon or state the time of (something) incorrectly
Imboden … appears to confuse this early altercation with a later, more famous, instance … . It is possible that Imboden had completely mistimed the episode.Frank E. Vandiver

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mistime was in the 14th century

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“Mistime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistime. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

mistime

verb
mis·​time
(ˈ)mis-ˈtīm
: to time wrongly
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