- to aim (a blow, etc.) badly
- to address (a letter) incorrectly
- to give incorrect instructions to, esp. as a judge to a jury
- to make use of diversions in order to deceive, as a stage magician does
transitive verbmis·di·rect·ed, mis·di·rect·ing, mis·di·rects
- To aim (a blow or projectile, for example) badly.
- To give wrong instructions or directions to.
- To put a wrong address on (a piece of mail).