misunderstand

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /mɪs.ʌn.də(r)ˈstænd/

Verb[change]

Plain form
misunderstand

Third person singular
misunderstands

Simple past
misunderstood

Past participle
misunderstood

Present participle
misunderstanding

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you misunderstand, you think that you understand something correctly, but you don't.
    I think that you misunderstand what I am trying to say.