Word forms: misdirects
1. verb [usu passive] If resources or efforts are misdirected, they are used in the wrong way or for the wrong purposes. [be V-ed] ⇒ Many of the aid projects in the developing world have been misdirected in the past. misdirected
graded adjective & adjective ⇒ ...a misdirected effort to mollify the bishop. 2. verb If you misdirect someone, you send them in the wrong direction. [V n] ⇒ He had deliberately misdirected the reporters.
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