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

 

misspeak

 verb
verb
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