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Definition of misjudge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misjudge
    he / she / it misjudges
    past simple misjudged
    -ing form misjudging
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
misjudgment (also misjudgement)
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noun [countable, uncountable]
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