mistime

verb mis·time \ ˌmis-ˈtīm \

Definition of mistime

mistimed; mistiming
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

First Known Use of mistime

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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