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English definition of “misdirect”

misdirect

verb [T]     /ˌmɪs.daɪˈrekt/ /-dɪˈ-/
to send something to the wrong place or aim something in the wrong direction : My luggage was misdirected to a different airport . Vilas misdirected the shot , and the ball went over the net .Delivering and despatching to use something in a way that is not suitable or right : The report accuses the charity of misdirecting large quantities of aid .Making mistakes to be wrong in how you feel or act in a situation : The public's admiration is misdirected, as he has done nothing to deserve it.Making mistakes misdirection     /-ˈrek.ʃən/ noun [U] the misdirection of financial resources Failing and doing badly
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