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mistakenoun [C]

uk   /mɪˈsteɪk/ us   /mɪˈsteɪk/
A2 an action, decision, or judgment that produces an unwanted or unintentional result: I'm not blaming you - we all make mistakes. [+ to infinitive] It was a mistake for us to come here tonight. This letter's full of spelling mistakes. I've discovered a few mistakes in your calculations. Why am I under arrest? There must be some mistake.
by mistake
B1 by accident: I've paid this bill twice by mistake.

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mistakeverb [T]

uk   /mɪˈsteɪk/ us   /mɪˈsteɪk/ mistook, mistaken
mistakable
adjective UK also mistakeable uk   /mɪˈsteɪ.kə.bəl/ us   /mɪˈsteɪ.kə.bəl/
She's easily mistakeable for a man when she wears that suit and hat.
(Definition of mistake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mistakenoun [C]

us   /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.

mistakeverb [T]

us   /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 from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“mistake” in British English

“mistake” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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