动词过去式:misdirected 过去分词:misdirected 现在分词:misdirecting 第三人称单数:misdirects
/,mɪsdɪ'rekt, -daɪ'rekt; ,mɪsdə`rɛkt, -daɪ`rɛkt/
1 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth (to sth) instruct sb to go or send sth to the wrong place 给某人指错方向; 将某物送错地方
*misdirect sb to the bus station instead of the coach station 错将公共汽车站当作长途汽车站指示给某人
* The letter was misdirected to our old address. 那信误投到我们原来的地址了.
2 [Tn esp passive ] use (sth) in a wrong or pointless way 误用, 滥用（某物）
*misdirected energies, abilities, etc 使用不当的精力、能力等
* misdirected (ie undeserved) criticism, sarcasm, etc 不应受到的批评、讽刺等
* Your talents are misdirected study music, not maths! 你的才能没有发挥出来--应该学音乐, 不应该学数学!
3 [Tn] (law 律) (of a judge in a lawcourt) give (the jury) wrong information on a point of law （指法官）给（陪审团）错误的指示.
v [T usually in passive]formal
to use your effort, energy, abilities etc on doing the wrong thing Without well-defined goals, it is likely that efforts will be misdirected. Their criticism is misdirected.
if a judge misdirects a jury
(=the group of people who decide a legal case) , he or she gives them incorrect information about the lawformal
to send someone or something to the wrong placemisdirect sb/sth to sth Our mail was misdirected to the wrong street.>misdirection