mistake

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
mistake

Plural
mistakes

  1. A mistake is something that is done wrong or is incorrect.
    I made a mistake in spelling 'grammar', g-r-a-m-m-E-r.
    It's a mistake to think that everyone wants the same things.
    There were only two mistakes on my test.
    I wanted to phone Jose, but I phoned Petra by mistake.

Verb[change]

Plain form
mistake

Third person singular
mistakes

Simple past
mistook

Past participle
mistaken

Present participle
mistaking

  1. (transitive) If you mistake something, you think it is different from what it really is.
    I mistook her voice for the voice of her sister.
    I completely mistook your meaning. I thought you were talking about tomorrow.