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misdial

[v. mis-dahy-uh l, -dahyl; n. mis-dahy-uh l, -dahyl] /v. mɪsˈdaɪ əl, -ˈdaɪl; n. ˈmɪsˌdaɪ əl, -ˌdaɪl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), misdialed, misdialing or (especially British) misdialled, misdialling.
1.
to dial incorrectly.
noun
2.
an act or instance of misdialing.
Origin of misdial
1960-1965
1960-65; mis-1 + dial
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Examples from the web for misdial
  • Expect your friends and relatives to misdial your phone number.
  • Given that the number is virtually impossible to misdial, this traffic was baffling.
Word Origin and History for misdial
v.

"to dial a wrong number on a telephone," 1964; see mis- (1) + dial (v.). Related: Misdialed; misdialing.

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