[noun mis-pley, mis-pley; verb mis-pley] /noun mɪsˈpleɪ, ˈmɪsˌpleɪ; verb mɪsˈpleɪ/ Sports, Games.
a wrong or bad .
a prohibited by the rules.
verb (used with object)
to make an error or incorrect on or with; wrongly:
The catcher misplayed the ball, allowing the base runner to score.
to make a on or with (a card, chess piece, etc.) prohibited by the rules.
(transitive) to play badly or wrongly in games or sports: the batsman misplayed the ball
a wrong or unskilful play
1889 in baseball context, from mis- (1) + play (n.). As a verb from 1824 (originally in music; 1842 in games). Related: Misplayed; misplaying.
[mis-pleed] /mɪsˈplid/ verb (used with or without object), mispleaded, mispleading. 1. to incorrectly. /mɪsˈpliːd/ verb -pleads, -pleading, -pleaded, -plead (-ˈplɛd), -pled 1. (transitive) to plead incorrectly
[pawr-trey-uh l, pohr-] /pɔrˈtreɪ əl, poʊr-/ noun 1. the act of . 2. a portrait. n. 1834, from portray + -al (2). The idea formerly was expressed by portray (n.), 1610s.
[mis-plee-ding] /mɪsˈpli dɪŋ/ noun, Law. 1. a mistake in , as a misjoinder of parties or a misstatement of a cause of action. [mis-pleed] /mɪsˈplid/ verb (used with or without object), mispleaded, mispleading. 1. to incorrectly. /mɪsˈpliːdɪŋ/ noun 1. (law) an error or omission in pleading /mɪsˈpliːd/ verb -pleads, -pleading, -pleaded, -plead (-ˈplɛd), -pled 1. […]
[puh-zish-uh n] /pəˈzɪʃ ən/ noun 1. condition with reference to place; location; situation. 2. a place occupied or to be occupied; site: a fortified position. 3. the proper, appropriate, or usual place: out of position. 4. situation or condition, especially with relation to favorable or unfavorable circumstances: to be in an awkward position; to bargain […]