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[mis-uh-plahy] /ˌmɪs əˈplaɪ/

verb (used with object), misapplied, misapplying.
to make a wrong application or use of.
verb (transitive) -plies, -plying, -plied
to apply wrongly or badly
another word for misappropriate


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