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misdirect

verb [T] uk   /ˌmɪs.daɪˈrekt/ /-dɪˈ-/ us  
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. to use something in a way that is not suitable or right: The report accuses the charity of misdirecting large quantities 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   /-ˈrek.ʃən/ us  
the misdirection of financial resources
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