verb (past misspoke; past participle misspoken)[no object] chiefly US
Express oneself in an insufficiently clear or accurate way: claiming that she misspoke, she served up a second explanation perhaps he misspoke himself
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- You quote Cheney on Meet the Press, but examining the transcript makes it clear he misspoke, meaning to say program not weapons.
- Your initial response was to ask me if I had considered whether or not you had merely misspoke or had written carelessly when you made the claim that the article's findings ‘flies in the face of evolutionary theory’.
- He may have misspoken at Davos, for which he apologized and clarified his comments.
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