1(In billiards) a shot in which the player fails to strike the ball properly with the cue.
- 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.
- 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 miscalculated action; a mistake: political miscues that led to resignations
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- 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 billiards and other games) fail to strike (the ball or a shot) properly.
- 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.
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An error in reading, especially one caused by failure to respond correctly to a phonetic or contextual cue in the text.
- 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.
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