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misread

verb [T] uk   /ˌmɪsˈriːd/ (misread) us  

misread verb [T] (READ WRONGLY)

to make a mistake in the way that you read something: I was given the wrong tablets when the pharmacist misread my prescription.

misread verb [T] (JUDGE WRONGLY)

to judge a situation wrongly: I thought he liked me, but I'd completely misread the signals.
misreading
noun [C] uk   /-ˈriː.dɪŋ/ us  
His misreading of the situation could have serious consequences.
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