Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To time inaccurately or inappropriately; misjudge the timing of: The basketball team mistimed the final play and lost the game.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To do at the wrong time; especially to misjudge the timing of coordinated events.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To time wrongly; not to adapt to the time.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To time wrongly; say or do inopportunely or out of season.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. time incorrectly

Etymologies

mis- +‎ time (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Dirty, Dirty, Evil Hit

  • 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 bright side: Stephen Strasburg pitches Saturday

  • The Fed and Treasury almost will certainly mistime their policies, which will do further damage to Treasury prices.

    For Treasurys, It's All in the Timing

  • On top of that, you can be smart and do your homework but mistime things by a month and lose all your chips.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » So Just What Was the Omitted Intervention

  • They acted to profit as much as possible and assumed a certain amount of risk that they would mistime the bubble.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Flashback: Housing Bubble is Really a Credit 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?

    SLACKERJACK – Monsterstack

  • To mistime sacrifices to the ancestors or natural powers would surely invite disaster.

    The Mandate of Heaven

  • 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.

    ESPN.com

  • 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.

    icLiverpool

  • 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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