Meaning of “misunderstand” in the English Dictionary

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"misunderstand" in British English

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misunderstandverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌmɪs.ʌn.dəˈstænd/ us /ˌmɪs.ʌn.dɚˈstænd/ misunderstood, misunderstood

(Definition of “misunderstand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"misunderstand" in American English

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misunderstandverb [ I/T ]

us /mɪsˌʌn·dərˈstænd/ past tense and past participle misunderstood /mɪsˌʌn·dərˈstʊd/

to fail to understand something or someone:

[ T ] I think she misunderstood what I meant.

(Definition of “misunderstand” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)