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verb [transitive] misapply pronunciation in British English /ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ/
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present tense
present participlemisapplying
past tensemisapplied
past participlemisapplied
  1. to use something, for example a law, theory, or money, in a way that is wrong or illegal

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 misapply pronunciation in British English /ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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