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mismatch

[ mis-mach; for 2 also mis-mach ]
/ mɪsˈmætʃ; for 2 also ˈmɪsˌmætʃ /
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verb (used with object)
to match badly or unsuitably.
noun
a bad or unsatisfactory match.
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Origin of mismatch

First recorded in 1590–1600; mis-1 + match2
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British Dictionary definitions for mismatch

mismatch
/ (ˌmɪsˈmætʃ) /

verb
to match badly, esp in marriage
noun
a bad or inappropriate match
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