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[mis-kyoo] /mɪsˈkyu/

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.


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