—v.mis-plā'), [key] Sports, Games.
1. a wrong or bad play.
2. a play prohibited by the rules.
1. to make an error or incorrect play on or with; play wrongly: The catcher misplayed the ball, allowing the base runner to score.
2. to make a play on or with (a card, chess piece, etc.) prohibited by the rules.
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