- 1(In billiards and snooker) a shot in which the player fails to strike the ball properly with the cue.More example sentences
- Chalk is applied to the leather to make sure the tip ‘sticks’ to the cueball to prevent miscues, or to apply spin.
- You could discover a weakness in your shooting, such as favoring right over left English, or using too much side spin, which can cause miscues.
- The stick is not elevated nearly as much, and miscues are less common.
- 1.1(In other sports) a faulty strike, kick, or catch: Guillen at shortstop made just three miscues in 160 gamesMore example sentences
- Despite a teammate's miscue on catching a foul ball, the pitcher should not be deprived of his perfect game as long us he retires the batter who hit the foul ball.
- Their 68 miscues broke the old major league mark of 81, established by the Baltimore Orioles in 1998.
- Pack's game is full throttle, all the time, and until he gets more familiar with his teammates, the miscues will continue.
- 1.2A mistake: political miscues that led to resignationsMore example sentences
- Allister is now equipped with the tools to combat the evils of relationship miscues and mistakes.
- And will our newsrooms be filled with journalists so afraid of committing an ethical miscue that they fail to engage in aggressive and ethical journalism?
- And Wynn has learned from miscues at his other properties.
verb (miscues, miscueing or miscuing, miscued)[with object] Back to top
- (In snooker and other sports) fail to strike (the ball or a shot) properly: he miscued a simple penalty in the sixth minute [no object]: he won the fourth frame on the pink when O’Sullivan miscuedMore example sentences
- Athy battled on in search of an equaliser and Joe Tynan had a penalty appeal dismissed by Referee Tommy Masterson and Paul Kelly miscued his shot from 10 yards after a fine through ball from Tynan.
- Bacup set the pace as Nicky Taylor put a good cross into the box but Paul Thompson miscued his shot and the ball went wide of the angle, before a defender appeared to handle McLellan's drive on the line but appeals for a penalty were turned down.
- Too many shots were miscued, too many final balls wasted.
- An error in reading, especially one caused by failure to respond correctly to a phonetic or contextual cue in the text: [as modifier]: miscue analysis is a way of listening to children read aloud for diagnostic purposesMore example sentences
- In order to analyze the students' reading miscues and strategies used, the authors relied on miscue analysis.
- This, then, distinguishes it from the traditional use of miscue analysis and the Reading Miscue Analysis Inventory that accompanies it.
- Diana and Omar were two of the six children whose progress in English and Spanish reading I tracked through monthly miscue analysis.