Synonyms and related words:
bad job, balk, be all thumbs, bevue, blooper, blunder, blunder away, blunder into, blunder on, blunder upon, bobble, boggle, bonehead play, boner, boo-boo, botch, bumble, bungle, butcher, clumsy performance, commit a gaffe, error, etourderie, false move, false step, faux pas, flounder, flub, fluff, foozle, fumble, gaucherie, hash, inadvertence, inadvertency, lapse, lapsus calami, lapsus linguae, loose thread, lumber, make a miscue, make a mistake, mar, mess, misapprehend, misconceive, misidentify, misinterpret, misstep, mistake, misunderstand, muddle, muff, murder, off day, omission, oversight, play havoc with, sad work, slip, slipup, spoil, stumble, trip, wrong step

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  • miscue — [mis′kyo͞o΄; ] for v. [ mis kyo͞o′, mis′kyo͞o΄] n. 1. Billiards a faulty shot in which the tip of the cue slips off the ball 2. Informal a mistake; error vi. miscued, miscuing 1. to make a miscue 2. Theater to miss one s cue or answer the wrong… …   English World dictionary

  • Miscue — Mis*cue , n. 1. (Billiards) A false stroke with a billiard cue, the cue slipping from the ball struck without impelling it as desired. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To make a mistake; especially to fail to execute a necessary or expected action at the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miscue — noun bad idea, blunder, botch, bungle, clumsy performance, corrigendum, deviation, erratum, error, flaw, fumble, impropriety, inadvertence, inadvertency, irregularity, miscalculation, misjudgment, miss, misstatement, misstep, mistake,… …   Law dictionary

  • miscue — (n.) 1873, in billiards, failure to strike the ball properly with the cue from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) or perhaps MISS (Cf. miss) (v.) + CUE (Cf. cue) (2). General sense is attested from 1883 …   Etymology dictionary

  • miscue — I. noun Date: 1838 1. a faulty stroke in billiards in which the cue slips 2. mistake, slip II. intransitive verb Date: 1894 to make a miscue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • miscue — miscue1 /mis kyooh /, n., v., miscued, miscuing. n. 1. Sports. a failure to execute a play, stroke, or maneuver properly; an error. 2. Informal. a mistake. 3. Informal. to make a mistake. 4. Theat. to fail to answer one s cue or to answer another …   Universalium

  • miscue — miscue1 noun (in billiards and snooker) a failure to cue the ball properly. ↘(in other sports) a faulty strike, kick, or catch. verb (miscues, miscueing or miscuing, miscued) perform a miscue. miscue2 noun Linguistics a reading error caused by… …   English new terms dictionary

  • miscue — I mis•cue [[t]mɪsˈkyu[/t]] n. v. cued, cu•ing 1) spo an error in sports 2) inf a mistake; blunder 3) inf to make a mistake 4) sbz to miss a stage cue 5) to give the wrong cue to • Etymology: 1880–85 II mis•cue [[t]mɪsˈkyu[/t]] n. v. cued, cu•ing… …   From formal English to slang

  • miscue — /mɪsˈkju/ (say mis kyooh) noun 1. Billiards, etc. a slip of the cue, causing it to strike the ball improperly or not at all. 2. a mistake or blunder, usually caused by faulty judgement or timing. –verb (i) (miscued, miscuing) 3. to make a miscue …  

  • miscue — n. & v. n. (in snooker etc.) the failure to strike the ball properly with the cue. v.intr. ( cues, cued, cueing or cuing) make a miscue …   Useful english dictionary

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