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misunderstanding

noun uk   /ˌmɪs.ʌn.dəˈstæn.dɪŋ/ us    /-dɚ-/
B2 [C or U] an occasion when someone does not understand something correctly: There must be some misunderstanding. I never asked for these chairs to be delivered. His ridiculous comments showed a complete misunderstanding of the situation. [C] informal a disagreement, argument, or fight: often humorous "How did you get your black eye?" "Oh, I had a little misunderstanding with someone at the football match."
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