(noun, verb)


1. (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed

Similar word(s): error

Definition categories: act, failure


1. play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note

Definition categories: creation, play, spiel

2. play wrong or in an unskillful manner

Definition categories: competition, play

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.