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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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Examples for misspoke
  • There is no indication in the record to support a conclusion that counsel was confused, mistaken, or misspoke.
  • The trial court apparently misspoke concerning the date of its prior judgment entry.
  • She said she misspoke earlier when she stated that there were two vacant positions.

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