misdo
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /mɪsˈduː/
Verb

misdo (misdoes, present participle misdoing; past misdid, past participle misdone)

  1. (archaic, intransitive) To do evil.
  2. (transitive) To do (something) incorrectly or improperly.
    • 1671, John Milton, “Samson Agonistes, […]”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗, page 57 ↗:
      Afford me place to ſhew what recompence / Toward theee I intend for what I have miſdone,
  3. (archaic, transitive) To do harm to; to injure, mistreat.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/MaloryWks2/1:7.12?rgn=div2;view=fulltext chapter xij], in Le Morte Darthur, book V:
      thēne cam out a duchesse / & Clarysyn the countesse with many ladyes & damoysels / and knelyng bifore kynge Arthur requyred hym for the loue of god to receyue the cyte / & not to take it by assaulte for thenne shold many gyltles be slayne / thēne the kyng aualyd his vyser with a meke & noble coūtenaūce / & said madame ther shal none of my subgettys mysdoo you ne your maydens



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