1. A step that is wrong, a false step.
    On a high ledge, a misstep could be fatal.
  2. An error or mistake.
    His comment was a misstep that could cost him.


  1. to step badly or incorrectly
    My dance partner misstepped and landed on my toe.
  2. to make an error or mistake
    I don't want to misstep; is this the right way?

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