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English definition of “mistake sb/sth for sb/sth”

mistake sb/sth for sb/sth

phrasal verb with mistake     /mɪˈsteɪk/ verb [T] (mistook, mistaken)
to confuse someone or something with a different person or thing: I often mistake her for her mother on the phone.Confusion, confusing and feeling confused
(Definition of mistake sb/sth for sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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