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errverb [I]

 us   /er, ɜr/
to make a mistake: It’s preferable to err on the side of caution (= to be too careful) rather than risk disaster.
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Translations of “err”
in Vietnamese sai lầm…
in Spanish equivocarse, errar…
in Malaysian membuat kesilapan…
in Thai ทำผิด…
in French (se) tromper…
in German sich irren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯錯誤, 做錯事, 出差錯…
in Russian ошибаться…
in Turkish yanılmak, hata yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯错误, 做错事, 出差错…
in Indonesian membuat kesalahan…
in Polish mylić się, błądzić…
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