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English definition of “mistake”

mistake

noun [C]    /mɪˈsteɪk/
an action or decision that is wrong or produces a result that is not correct or not intended: We all make mistakes. [+ to infinitive] It was a mistake to come to this restaurant without a reservation. by mistake By mistake means unintentionally: I’m sorry – I must have dialed your number by mistake.
(Definition of mistake noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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