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miscalculate

verb [I or T] uk   /mɪˈskæl.kjʊ.leɪt/ us  
to calculate an amount wrongly: [+ question word] We had a lot of food left over from the party because I'd miscalculated how much people would eat. to judge a situation badly: He miscalculated badly when he underestimated the response of the international community to the invasion.
miscalculation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌmɪs.kæl.kjʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ us  
The project went over budget because of a miscalculation at the planning stage. The conspirators' plot failed because they made two fatal miscalculations.
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