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[mis-mach; for 2 also mis-mach] /mɪsˈmætʃ; for 2 also ˈmɪsˌmætʃ/

verb (used with object)
to badly or unsuitably.
a bad or unsatisfactory .
to match badly, esp in marriage
a bad or inappropriate match

1590s, from mis- (1) + match (v.). Related: Mismatched; mismatching.

c.1600, from mis- (1) + match (n.2).


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