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English definition of “misdirect”

misdirect

verb [T]     /ˌmɪsdɪˈrekt/
to send something to the wrong place or in the wrong direction: If people are worried about payments being misdirected, they can opt to use direct deposit. The publisher often lost or misdirected orders.
to use something in a way that is not right or legal: The chief executive faces charges that he misdirected cash.
misdirection noun [C or U]
(Definition of misdirect verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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