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mis•play



Pronunciation: (
n.mis-plā', mis'plā";
v.mis-plā'),
[key] Sports, Games.

n.
1. a wrong or bad play.
2. a play prohibited by the rules.

v.t.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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