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(in various sports) hit or kick (a ball) badly or in the wrong direction.
mishandle, mismanage, mess up, make a mess of, bungle, botchView synonyms
- ‘Ben Muirhead mishit it like normal and luckily I was able to react quickest - it's just goal-poacher's instinct!’
- ‘Denning continue his run in to the area and while he mishit Telfer's cross, Seddon was on hand to tuck the ball home.’
- ‘Damien Maher seemed to have it covered but he mishit it, presenting it straight in to the path of Doyle.’
- ‘He mishit six yards to Jim Paterson, and although Smith thought he had headed the Motherwell player's effort off the line, the assistant referee awarded the goal and the Dundee captain was booked for his vehement protest.’
- ‘Deacon mishit his conversion horribly and the Rhinos hit the front for good soon after.’
- ‘Shaun Goater's mishit shot took a massive deflection after 23 minutes and it then needed a series of heroic saves from goalkeeper Carlo Nash to keep Joe Royle's men in front.’
- ‘First your technique gets off and you start mishitting your putts.’
- ‘A 100-metre long bunker all down the left side is waiting to gobble up anything mishit, though the long, narrow bunker protects you from no man's land bordering the trap.’
- ‘Holden and Rhodes were combining well down the right and the former was foiled when he mishit his volley.’
- ‘Graham Gibson opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time after Paul Ritchie had mishit a cross from Steve Hampshire into his path.’
- ‘Honey mishit a shot, but it fell perfectly for substitute Carl Rook, who hammered the ball home from close range.’
- ‘Sean Carey's shot for a point and the lead was mishit and caught the Tramore defenders cold as the ball found the net just under the crossbar.’
- ‘Craig Rogers stood over the 20m free to the left of goal, mishit his attempted ‘point shot’ but his low delivery ricocheted off a Johnstown stick at the near post and into the net.’
- ‘I mishit the tee-shot slightly and came up short in the most horrendous rough.’
- ‘Two minutes after the interval, Crewe pulled a goal back when Ashton's mishit shot found its way past Palace keeper Nico Vaesen.’
- ‘The leader holes a putt from 10 feet for par, despite clearly mishitting it.’
- ‘I mishit the ball and pushed it to the right of the hole.’
- ‘The Jags winger mishit his effort, but fortunately for him McLean was on hand to divert the ball into the net from three yards and net his eighth goal in eight games.’
- ‘Alex Burke's angled cross from deep in the right channel was initially mishit by Sean Higgins before it flew across to Steven McGarry to score at the far post, just like John Hartson against Barcelona.’
- ‘Chris Maughan mishit a volley straight to the town keeper and Theron Cogill shaved the outside of the post from 10 yards when the midfielder really should have done better.’
An instance of hitting or kicking a ball badly or in the wrong direction.
- ‘After Martin Whelan added another Clonea point from a penalty mishit, things got worse as Michael Power struck his second goal of the game.’
- ‘Then Martinez's subsequent mishit handed their opponents the all-important break.’
- ‘Why isn't anything said about Gilchrist's reckless sweep when there were three fielders placed for the mishit?’
- ‘It has given a new dimension to offspin, and a fresh lease of life to offspinners who stood threatened by the heavy bats which carry even mishits over the fence.’
- ‘On his match, Ferrer shanked a forehand, but his mishit landed in, threw David off the balance, and then jumped slightly to hit that backhand and sent it crashing into the net.’
- ‘Brett Lee and Michael Kasprowicz batted really well and their edges and mishits were falling safely.’
- ‘Brian Phelan, who had a superb game against Cork on the left flank, was settling in against Benny Dunne on the right, while on the opposite side, Ken McGrath was finding the range with his clearances after some early mishits.’
- ‘A few wild swishes, a couple of pop-ups for easy catches, and then a mishit squeezed past first base is enough to keep a streak alive.’
- ‘Hartson's moment came on the half hour, when Paul Jones' long kick was headed on by Gary Speed to Ryan Giggs, whose mishit fooled the defence, leaving the Parkhead man all alone six yards out to net.’
- ‘A brilliant inter-passing movement involving Nikki Kleppang, Stott and Cheryl Valentine ended with a mishit by Stott, which deceived Robb and notched the goal that sealed the match.’
- ‘A 40-0 lead almost evaporates as Kuerten battles back to 40-30, but Robredo clinches the win when his mishit just drops in.’
- ‘They have seen he can defend, pick the right ball to hit and that he has so much power there is not a great deal of hope of a mishit being caught on the boundary.’
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