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Synonyms for miscue

an act or thought that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true

to make an error or mistake

Synonyms for miscue

a faulty shot in billiards

a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc

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The reader's most appropriate or least meaning-damaging miscue of a word was scored for meaning change, rather than the first miscued attempt.
Aided by the wind in the first half, Llanfairpwll had chances to respond but Aled Griffiths missed the target and, after the change-around, team-mates Richard Owen and Billy Evans also miscued.
Shaun Pollock trapped Michael Papps leg-before without scoring with the total one before Mark Richardson and Stephen Fleming took the score to 42 when Fleming miscued an attempted pull off Andre Nel and wicketkeeper Mark Boucher took the catch.
The home side had chances to seal the game, with the best coming when Martin Carruthers miscued a free header.
Makeshift opener Glen Chapple was first to go as he miscued a rising Alex Tudor delivery to Ben Hollioake at fourth slip and the same combination accounted for Andy Flintoff.
Kirk leapt on a miscued backpass from Ian Stonebridge in the 14th minute and doubled Boston's lead six minutes from time.
Nathan Jones broke the deadlock in the 55th minute following a miscued clearance by the Mold defence and then Jones beat four men in a brilliant solo run to make it 2-0 in the 70th minute.
A succession of chances followed for the home side and Martin Carruthers missed the best opportunity when he miscued a free header.
Andy Marfell put the hosts ahead in the 70th minute, after Evans had miscued his shot and they put the game out of Aberystwyth's reach when Andy Davies netted the third.