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mistake someone for someone

phrasal verb with mistake
 
/mɪˈsteɪk/ verb ( present participle mistaking, past tense mistook, past participle mistaken)
to think that someone is a different person: People sometimes mistake him for a girl.
(Definition of mistake someone for someone from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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