Definition of false move noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


false move

BrE BrE//ˌfɔːls ˈmuːv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːls ˈmuːv//
[usually singular]
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an action that is not allowed or not recommended and that may cause a bad result One false move and the bomb might blow up.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: false move