1. (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
Similar word(s): error
1. play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note
2. play wrong or in an unskillful manner
Sentences with misplay as a verb:
- His misplay in the bridge tournament was penalized when it was noted he'd broken the rules.
- I misplayed the tennis shot, I should have hit it to her right instead of left and she'd have had more trouble returning it.