verb (used with or without object), misdealt, misdealing.
to wrongly or incorrectly, especially to deal the wrong number at cards.
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 the cancellation of any points made on the hand, sometimes with a penalty to the .
verb -deals, -dealing, -dealt
(intransitive) to deal out cards incorrectly
a faulty deal
1746, “to make an error in dealing (cards);” from mis- (1) + deal (v.). The noun in this sense is attested from 1850. The original verbal sense (late 15c.) was “to distribute unfairly.”
[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. […]
[mis-deed] /mɪsˈdid/ noun 1. an immoral or wicked deed. /ˌmɪsˈdiːd/ noun 1. an evil or illegal action n. Old English misdæd “misdeed, evil deed, sin,” common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon misdad, Old Frisian misdede, Middle Dutch misdaet, German Missetat, Gothic missadeþs; see mis- (1) + deed (n.).
[mis-deem] /mɪsˈdim/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to have a wrong opinion of; misjudge: to misdeem someone’s ability. (Deut. 32:27, R.V.). The Authorized Version reads, “should behave themselves strangely;” i.e., not recognize the truth, misunderstand or mistake the cause of Israel’s ruin, which was due to the fact that God had forsaken them […]
[dih-fahyn] /dɪˈfaɪn/ verb (used with object), defined, defining. 1. to state or set forth the meaning of (a word, phrase, etc.): They disagreed on how to define “liberal.”. 2. to explain or identify the nature or essential qualities of; describe: to define judicial functions. 3. to fix or lay down clearly and definitely; specify distinctly: […]