from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To mate or match unsuitably.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To mate or match amiss or unsuitably.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To mate wrongly or unsuitably; to mismatch
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- verb transitive To
mateor matchwrongly or unsuitably; mismatch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb provide with an unsuitable mate
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mis- + mate
It is likewise astonishing that people select homes, mostly for pecuniary betterment, when their children will mate or mismate with those whom they are thus thrown.