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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: misjudge /mɪsˈdʒʌdʒ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theymisjudge
he/she/itmisjudges
present participlemisjudging
past tensemisjudged
past participlemisjudged
  1. to make a wrong judgment about a person or situation

    They appear to have misjudged the public mood on education.

    1. a.
      to make an incorrect calculation

      He had misjudged the distance and scraped the other car.

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