Definition of miscalculate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    miscalculate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈkælkjuleɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈkælkjuleɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they miscalculate
    BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈkælkjuleɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈkælkjuleɪt//
     
    he / she / it miscalculates
    BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈkælkjuleɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈkælkjuleɪts//
     
    past simple miscalculated
    BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈkælkjuleɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈkælkjuleɪtɪd//
     
    past participle miscalculated
    BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈkælkjuleɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈkælkjuleɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form miscalculating
    BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈkælkjuleɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈkælkjuleɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to estimate an amount, a figure, a measurement, etc. wrongly miscalculate (something) They had seriously miscalculated the effect of inflation. miscalculate how long, how much, etc… He had miscalculated how long the trip would take.
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] miscalculate (something) | miscalculate how, what, etc… to judge a situation wrongly synonym misjudge She miscalculated the level of opposition to her proposals.
  3. Extra examples He miscalculated badly, forgetting that his opponent was much quicker than him. She had seriously miscalculated the risk involved. She miscalculated the level of opposition to these proposals. The government had seriously miscalculated the effects of the cuts on ordinary families.
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