mistime

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

Definition of mistime

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

First Known Use of mistime

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mistime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistime. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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mistime

verb

English Language Learners Definition of mistime

: to do or say (something) at the wrong time : to time (something) incorrectly

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