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Definition of mistime verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



mistime somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mistime
he / she / it mistimes
past simple mistimed
-ing form mistiming
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to do something at the wrong time, especially when this makes something bad or unpleasant happen The horse completely mistimed the jump and threw its rider. A lot of the jokes were mistimed (= and therefore not funny).
noun [uncountable] The failure of the talks was mainly due to insensitivity and mistiming.
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