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misspeak

[mis-speek] /mɪsˈspik/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), misspoke, misspoken, misspeaking.
1.
to speak, utter, or pronounce incorrectly.
2.
to speak inaccurately, inappropriately, or too hastily.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English misspeken; see mis-1, speak; compare Old English missprecan to murmur
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  • Accept that you may misspeak during the presentation and plan to correct yourself immediately and smoothly.
Word Origin and History for misspeak
v.

late 14c., "to say amiss," also "to speak insultingly," from mis- (1) + speak. Related: Misspeaking; misspoken. Old English missprecan meant "to grumble, murmur."

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