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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 misdoing

misdo

v.

Old English misdon, "to do evil or wrong, transgress, err," common Germanic compound (cf. Old Frisian misdua, Middle Dutch misdoen, Old High German missituon, German misstun); see mis- (1) + do (v.). Meaning "to do (work, etc.) improperly" is from 1840. Related: Misdone; misdoing.

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