[mi-stoo k] /mɪˈstʊk/
simple past tense of .
an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge, etc.
a misunderstanding or misconception.
verb (used with object), mistook, mistaken, mistaking.
to regard or identify wrongly as something or someone else:
I mistook him for the mayor.
to understand, interpret, or evaluate wrongly; misunderstand; misinterpret.
verb (used without object), mistook, mistaken, mistaking.
to be in error.
and no mistake, for certain; surely:
He’s an honorable person, and no mistake.
the past tense of mistake
an error or blunder in action, opinion, or judgment
a misconception or misunderstanding
verb -takes, -taking, -took, -taken
(transitive) to misunderstand; misinterpret: she mistook his meaning
(transitive) foll by for. to take (for), interpret (as), or confuse (with): she mistook his direct manner for honesty
(transitive) to choose badly or incorrectly: he mistook his path
(intransitive) to make a mistake in action, opinion, judgment, etc
early 14c., “to commit an offense;” late 14c., “to misunderstand, misinterpret,” from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse mistaka “take in error, miscarry”), from mis- “wrongly” (see mis- (1)) + taka “take” (see take (v.)). Related: Mistook; mistaking.
1630s, from mistake (v.). Meaning “unintended pregnancy” is from 1957.
In addition to the idiom beginning with
1. mistranslation 2. mistranslating
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