- 1[usually passive] misdirect something to use something in a way that is not appropriate to a particular situation Their efforts over the past years have been largely misdirected.
- 2misdirect somebody/something to send someone or something in the wrong direction or to the wrong place Several passengers were misdirected to the wrong airport.
- 3misdirect somebody/something (law) (of a judge) to give a jury (= the group of people who decide if someone is guilty of a crime) wrong information about the law
NAmE//ˌmɪsdəˈrɛkt//, NAmE//ˌmɪsdaɪˈrɛkt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misdirect
,he / she / it misdirects
,past simple misdirected
,-ing form misdirecting
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NAmE//ˌmɪsdəˈrɛkʃn//, NAmE//ˌmɪsdaɪˈrɛkʃn//noun [uncountable]