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misdirectverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌmɪs.daɪˈrekt/ /-dɪˈ-/
to ​send something to the ​wrongplace or ​aim something in the ​wrongdirection: My ​luggage was misdirected to a different ​airport. Vilas misdirected the ​shot, and the ​ball went over the ​net. to use something in a way that is not ​suitable or ​right: The ​reportaccuses the ​charity of misdirecting ​largequantities of ​aid. 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.
misdirection
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˈrek.ʃən/
the misdirection offinancialresources
(Definition of misdirect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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misdirectverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​directdeposit. The ​publisher often ​lost or misdirected ​orders.
to use something in a way that is not ​right or ​legal: The ​chiefexecutive faces ​charges that he misdirected ​cash.
misdirection
noun [C or U]
a misdirection of ​resources
(Definition of misdirect from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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