Sports. a failure to execute a play, stroke, or maneuver properly; an error.
Informal. a mistake.
Informal. to make a mistake.
Theater. to fail to answer one’s or to answer another’s cue.
verb (used with object), miscued, miscuing.
to give the wrong cue to.
[mis-kyoo] /mɪsˈkyu/ Billiards, Pool.
a stroke in which the fails to make solid contact with the .
verb (used without object), miscued, miscuing.
to make a miscue.
(billiards) a faulty stroke in which the cue tip slips off the cue ball or misses it altogether
(informal) a blunder or mistake
verb -cues, -cuing, -cued
(intransitive) (billiards) to make a miscue
(intransitive) (theatre) to fail to answer one’s own cue or answer the cue of another
(radio) to start (a record or tape) at the wrong point
(intransitive) (informal) to blunder
1873, in billiards, “failure to strike the ball properly with the cue” from mis- (1) or perhaps miss (v.) + cue (2). General sense is attested from 1883.
[kuht] /kʌt/ verb (used with object), cut, cutting. 1. to penetrate with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument or object: He cut his finger. 2. to divide with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever; carve: to cut a rope. 3. to detach with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; separate from […]
[mis-deyt] /mɪsˈdeɪt/ verb (used with object), misdated, misdating. 1. to assign or affix a wrong to. noun 2. a wrong date. /mɪsˈdeɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to date (a letter, event, etc) wrongly v. 1580s, from mis- (1) + date (v.1). Related: Misdated; misdating.
[mis-deel] /mɪsˈdil/ verb (used with or without object), misdealt, misdealing. 1. to wrongly or incorrectly, especially to deal the wrong number at cards. noun 2. Cards. a deal in which the wrong number of cards have been distributed or in which the cards were in the wrong order or manner, necessitating a new deal and […]
[dih-klair] /dɪˈklɛər/ verb (used with object), declared, declaring. 1. to make known or state clearly, especially in explicit or formal terms: to declare one’s position in a controversy. 2. to announce officially; proclaim: to declare a state of emergency; to declare a winner. 3. to state emphatically: He declared that the allegation was a lie. […]