To dial or use a keypad incorrectly, especially on a telephone.

I misdialled her number and got through to a stranger.

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  • misdial — (v.) to dial a wrong number on a telephone, 1964; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + DIAL (Cf. dial) (v.). Related: Misdialed; misdialing …   Etymology dictionary

  • misdial — ► VERB (misdialled, misdialling; US misdialed, misdialing) ▪ dial a telephone number incorrectly …   English terms dictionary

  • misdial — UK [mɪsˈdaɪəl] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms misdial : present tense I/you/we/they misdial he/she/it misdials present participle misdialling past tense misdialled past participle misdialled to dial a wrong number when making a… …   English dictionary

  • misdial — v. /mis duy euhl, duyl /; n. /mis duy euhl, duyl /, v. misdialed, misdialing or (esp. Brit.) misdialled, misdialling, n. v.t., v.i. 1. to dial incorrectly. n. 2. an act or instance of misdialing. [1960 65; MIS 1 + DIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • misdial — v. dial incorrectly, make an error in dialing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misdial — verb (misdials, misdialling, misdialled; US misdials, misdialing, misdialed) dial a telephone number incorrectly …   English new terms dictionary

  • misdial — mis•di′al v …   From formal English to slang

  • misdial — v.tr. (also absol.) ( dialled, dialling; US dialed, dialing) dial (a telephone number etc.) incorrectly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Telephone numbers in New Zealand — New Zealand telephone numbers Location Country New Zealand Continent Oceania Access codes Country calling +64 International prefix 00 …   Wikipedia

  • wrong number — error in dialing, misdial of a telephone number; wrong person (common response to one who has mistaken one s identity) …   English contemporary dictionary

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