from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To hit (a tennis or cricket ball, for example) incorrectly or badly.
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- n. An incorrect or bad hit.
- v. To incorrectly or badly hit.
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The fifth-set end-game started with Djokovic serving at 3-4 and stringing together an uncharacteristically bad game, getting broken at love on two mishit forehands, a framer of Federer's that set up a winner and a double fault on a second serve that missed the line by about a foot.
If we mishit a baseball into foul territory, we get a new pitch.
If we mishit a golf ball, we must work ourselves out of trouble.
Garrett Atkins had a pretty good pitch to swing at (with runners at first and third in the first) — a high changeup — but he mishit the ball.
He chests the ball down and then scuffs a hilariously mishit shot, which would have rolled miles wide, only for Ba to anticipate its trajectory and tap past Begovic from close range.
More surprising was Anderson's inability to get his hands to a mishit pull, which might have provided Stuart Broad with his first Test wicket in the Antipodes when Haddin was on 113.
The window pane shattered by a mishit baseball, a lamp knocked over by a careless child, or a plate dropped in the kitchen are already broken.
In fact, often a mishit header or chest back to the keeper from a defender can lead to a goal.
'' We feel good about his leg, he just mishit the ball.
He said he thought the course this year was playing with a little more strategic variation than in the past, and that the rough had been cut back from some of the greens, letting mishit approach shots roll farther away -- a slight swing, at least, back to tradition.
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