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

 

mistime

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtaɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtaɪm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mistime
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtaɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtaɪm//
 
he / she / it mistimes
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtaɪmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtaɪmz//
 
past simple mistimed
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtaɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtaɪmd//
 
past participle mistimed
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtaɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtaɪmd//
 
-ing form mistiming
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtaɪmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtaɪmɪŋ//
 
 
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mistime something 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). Word Origin Old English mistīmian ‘happen unfortunately’ (see mis-, time).
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