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misdo

[mis-doo] /mɪsˈdu/
verb (used with object), misdid, misdone, misdoing.
1.
to do badly or wrongly; botch.
verb (used without object), misdid, misdone, misdoing.
2.
Obsolete. to behave improperly.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English misdon, Old English misdōn. See mis-1, do1
Related forms
misdoer, noun
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Word Origin and History for mis-done
misdo
O.E. misdon, "to do evil or wrong," common Gmc. compound (cf. O.Fris. misdua, M.Du. misdoen, Ger. misstun); see mis- (1) + do. Meaning "to do (work, etc.) improperly" is from 1840.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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