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mistake
noun
1 an error.
2 a regrettable action.
3 an act of understanding or interpreting something wrongly.
verb (mistook , mistaken , mistaking )
1 to misinterpret or misunderstand something I mistook your meaning .
2 (mistake someone or something for someone or something else) to identify them or it incorrectly as someone or something else; to wrongly assume or understand them to be what they are not might mistake us for intruders She mistook my silence for disapproval .
3 to make the wrong choice of something He mistook the turning in the fog .
[14c as verb : from Norse mistaka to take something wrongly]
mistakable adjective .
and no mistake colloq definitely; truly.
by mistake accidentally; as an error.


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