Mistime Mis*time", v. t. [AS. mist[=i]main to turn out ill.] To time wrongly; not to adapt to the time. [1913 Webster]

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  • mistime — (v.) late O.E. mistimian to happen amiss (of an event); see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + TIME (Cf. time) (v.). Meaning not to time properly is first recorded late 14c. Related: Mistimed; mistiming …   Etymology dictionary

  • mistime — ► VERB ▪ choose an inappropriate moment to do or say …   English terms dictionary

  • mistime — [mis tīm′] vt. mistimed, mistiming 1. to time wrongly; do or say at an inappropriate time 2. to judge incorrectly the time of …   English World dictionary

  • mistime — [[t]mɪ̱sta͟ɪm[/t]] mistimes, mistiming, mistimed VERB If you mistime something, you do it at the wrong time, so that it is not successful. [V n] You re bound to mistime a tackle every so often. [V ed] ...a certain mistimed comment …   English dictionary

  • mistime — UK [mɪsˈtaɪm] / US verb [transitive] Word forms mistime : present tense I/you/we/they mistime he/she/it mistimes present participle mistiming past tense mistimed past participle mistimed to do something at the wrong time with the result that you… …   English dictionary

  • mistime — /mis tuym /, v.t., mistimed, mistiming. to time badly; perform, say, propose, etc., at a bad or inappropriate time. [bef. 1000; ME mistimen, OE mistimian. See MIS 1, TIME] * * * …   Universalium

  • mistime — verb To do at the wrong time; especially to misjudge the timing of coordinated events. I mistimed my leap and fell flat on my face …   Wiktionary

  • mistime — mis|time [ˌmısˈtaım] v [T] to do something at not quite the right time. ▪ He mistimed his kick and missed the ball …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mistime — mis|time [ mıs taım ] verb transitive to do something at the wrong time with the result that you are not successful …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mistime — mɪstaɪm v. time incorrectly; act or speak at the wrong time …   English contemporary dictionary

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