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



BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈspiːk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈspiːk//
[intransitive, transitive] (especially North American English)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misspeak
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈspiːk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈspiːk//
he / she / it misspeaks
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈspiːks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈspiːks//
past simple misspoke
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈspəʊk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈspoʊk//
past participle misspoken
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈspəʊkn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈspoʊkn//
-ing form misspeaking
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈspiːkɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈspiːkɪŋ//
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to say something in a way that is not clear or not accurate misspeak (to somebody) He was confused and may have misspoken to reporters. misspeak yourself Let me rephrase, I think I misspoke myself. misspeak something a misspoken word