Definition of misfare in English:

misfare

verb

Shetland, Scottish Regional
archaic
  • To fare badly, come to grief, be unfortunate; (Shetland, of a boat) to founder. Now Scottish.

Origin

Old English (in an earlier sense). Cognate with or formed similarly to Old Frisian misfara, Old High German missifaran (Middle High German missevarn), Old Icelandic misfara from the Germanic base of mis- + the Germanic base of fare. In Shetland use probably partly from the unattested Norn reflex of the early Scandinavian word represented by Old Icelandic misfara.

Pronunciation

misfare

/mɪsˈfɛː/