American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To time inaccurately or inappropriately; misjudge the timing of: The basketball team mistimed the final play and lost the game.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To time wrongly; say or do inopportunely or out of season.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To time wrongly; not to adapt to the time.
- v. time incorrectly
- mis- + time (Wiktionary)
“You can hit that stretched-out receiver (or QB or kicker), but if you mistime it so you even breathe on him before his fingers touch the pigskin, pack.”
“Morse said he did not think the ball was headed out of the park -- as Riggleman contended -- and he said he did not mistime his leap -- as it appeared on television replays.”
“The Fed and Treasury almost will certainly mistime their policies, which will do further damage to Treasury prices.”
“On top of that, you can be smart and do your homework but mistime things by a month and lose all your chips.”
“They acted to profit as much as possible and assumed a certain amount of risk that they would mistime the bubble.”
“Winterbells gets a little bit less cute when you mistime a jump and the fluffy rabbit falls to its death, but let's just brush over that bit, shall we?”
“To mistime sacrifices to the ancestors or natural powers would surely invite disaster.”
“Chris Millar forced a fine save from Nelson inside 50 seconds and the resulting Danny Grainger corner saw Davidson mistime a header, Mackay have a shot cleared off the line and Jody Morris fire wide following up.”
“You can't exactly not tackle them, you've just got to hope it's your lucky day and you won't mistime too many and head for an early bath.”
“Dave Mohammed, the left-arm wrist-spinner, varied his flight well, beat the bat and eventually induced Rizwan Cheema, Canadan's hard-hitting captain, to mistime one to long-off just after he had raised his team's hopes with a meaty six in the previous over.”
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