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misquote

verb [T]     /ˌmɪsˈkwəʊt/ US  /-ˈkwoʊt/
to repeat something someone has said in a way that is not accurate: Her promise was deliberately misquoted by her opponents, who then used it against her. I never said that at all - the press misquoted me.Quoting and making references misquotation     /ˌmɪs.kwəʊˈteɪ.ʃən/ US  /-kwoʊ-/ noun [C or U] That was a deliberate misquotation of what I said.Quoting and making references
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