misdo

[ mis-doo ]
/ mɪsˈdu /
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verb (used with object), mis·did, mis·done, mis·do·ing.

to do badly or wrongly; botch.

verb (used without object), mis·did, mis·done, mis·do·ing.

Obsolete. to behave improperly.

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Origin of misdo

before 950; Middle English misdon,Old English misdōn.See mis-1, do1

OTHER WORDS FROM misdo

mis·do·er, noun
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