[ mis-tahym ]
/ mɪsˈtaɪm /

verb (used with object), mis·timed, mis·tim·ing.

to time badly; perform, say, propose, etc., at a bad or inappropriate time.


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Origin of mistime

before 1000; Middle English mistimen, Old English mistīmian. See mis-1, time
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British Dictionary definitions for mistime

/ (ˌmɪsˈtaɪm) /


(tr) to time (an action, utterance, etc) wrongly
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