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misemploy

[mis-em-ploi] /ˌmɪs ɛmˈplɔɪ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to use for the wrong purpose; use wrongly or improperly; misuse.
Origin of misemploy
1600-1610
1600-10; mis-1 + employ
Related forms
misemployment, noun
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  • To turn one of his colonels into my Spanish master would be seriously to misemploy his precious time.

    The Actress in High Life Sue Petigru Bowen

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