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English definition of “mistake”

mistake

verb [T]    /mɪˈsteɪk/ (past tense mistook  /mɪˈstʊk/, past participle mistaken  /mɪˈsteɪ·kən/)
to be wrong about or fail to recognize something or someone: [T always + adv/prep] I called Karen and mistook her mother for her (= I thought I was speaking to Karen when I was speaking to her mother).
(Definition of mistake verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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