misalign

[ mis-uh-lahyn ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to adjust or align improperly or badly: Stiff back muscles can pull and misalign vertebrae.Too often we misalign our actions with our values.

verb (used without object)
  1. to become improperly or badly aligned; fall out of line or position: I see how the system sometimes misaligns and causes unintended problems.

Origin of misalign

1
First recorded in 1905–10; mis-1 + align

Other words from misalign

  • mis·a·lign·ment, noun

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