- 1misjudge somebody/something | misjudge how, what, etc… to form a wrong opinion about a person or situation, especially in a way that makes you deal with them or it unfairly She now realizes that she misjudged him. It is difficult to understand how they could have misjudged the mood of the workforce so badly.
- 2misjudge something | misjudge how long, how far, etc… to estimate something such as time or distance wrongly He misjudged the distance and his ball landed in the lake. Extra examples It’s easy to misjudge people when you don’t really know them. She was beginning to realize that she had misjudged him. They had seriously misjudged the mood of the electorate.
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒ//[transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misjudge
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒ//he / she / it misjudges
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒɪz//past simple misjudged
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒd//past participle misjudged
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒd//-ing form misjudging
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒɪŋ//