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English definition of “misread”


verb [T] (JUDGE WRONGLY)    /ˌmɪsˈriːd/ (misread)
to judge a situation wrongly: I thought he fancied me, but I'd completely misread the signals.Misunderstanding misreading     /-ˈriː.dɪŋ/ noun [C] His misreading of the situation could have serious consequences.Reading
(Definition of misread verb (JUDGE WRONGLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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