mistakenoun [ C ]uk /mɪˈsteɪk/ us /mɪˈsteɪk/
I'm not blaming you - we all make mistakes.
Why am I under arrest? There must be some mistake.
- She admitted that she had made a mistake.
- Sooner or later she's going to realize what a mistake she's made.
- There seems to have been a mistake - my name isn't on the list.
- If you draw or write in pencil you can always rub out your mistakes with an eraser.
- I have an apology to make to you - I'm afraid I opened your letter by mistake.
mistakeverb [ T ]uk /mɪˈsteɪk/ us /mɪˈsteɪk/ mistook, mistaken
adjective UK also mistakeable uk /mɪˈsteɪ.kə.bəl/ us /mɪˈsteɪ.kə.bəl/