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Saltos de línea: mis|take
Pronunciación: /mɪˈsteɪk

Definición de mistake en inglés:


1An act or judgement that is misguided or wrong: coming here was a mistake she made the mistake of thinking they were important
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  • The simple truth is that terrible mistakes have been made.
  • People with great SAT scores go on to make the same stupid mistakes in their lives that we all make.
  • The danger in Iraq is repeating the biggest mistake - yielding to gradualism.
British informal boob, clanger
North American informal goof
British informal , dated bloomer
rare misreckoning
1.1Something, especially a word, figure, or fact, which is not correct; an inaccuracy: a couple of spelling mistakes
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  • The retyping explains the spelling, and also explains how a couple of spelling mistakes were introduced.
  • I'll upload the photos and correct my spelling and grammar mistakes tomorrow.
  • I don't want to see any more forgotten corners or misspelled words or mistakes!
misprint, printing error/mistake, typographical error/mistake, typesetting error/mistake, keyboarding error/mistake, keying error/mistake, typing error/mistake, corrigendum, erratum;
British literal
informal typo

verbo (past mistook /-ˈstʊk/; past participle mistaken /-ˈsteɪk(ə)n/)

[with object] Volver al principio  
1Be wrong about: because I was inexperienced I mistook the nature of our relationship
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  • The marshal mistook the message, thinking the emperor wanted to sweep the whole province.
  • But he later denied the reports, saying the media mistook his remarks in a meeting with the leader.
  • You were rude to him, and I do think you mistook his motives.
be wrong, be in error, be at fault, be under a misapprehension, be misinformed, be misguided, be wide of the mark, be barking up the wrong tree, get the wrong end of the stick
1.1 (mistake someone/thing for) Wrongly identify someone or something as: she thought he’d mistaken her for Diana
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  • Mind you, people are often mistaking me for someone else.
  • People often mistook it for a girl's name.
  • As I said above, people often mistake me for a 16 year old, even though I'm 25.
confuse with, mix up with, take for, misinterpret as, confound with


late Middle English (as a verb): from Old Norse mistaka 'take in error', probably influenced in sense by Old French mesprendre.


and no mistake

informal Without any doubt: it’s a bad business and no mistake
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  • I'll not be voting for him next month and no mistake.
  • Gosh, that Kylie's a naughty one, and no mistake.
  • Well, today's been a peculiar one, and no mistake.

by mistake

Accidentally; in error: she’d left her purse at home by mistake
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  • In other words, I accidentally clicked on it by mistake while pasting it in, before getting up to grab a book from a shelf.
  • Going home from work in Oxford last night I accidentally got on the Bristol train by mistake.
  • Officials in Australia admit the passports were returned by mistake.

make no mistake (about it)

informal Do not be deceived into thinking otherwise: he’s passionate about football, make no mistake
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  • This is a serious football team and make no mistake about that!
  • But make no mistake about it, we support Israel.
  • And make no mistake about it, this nation is sad.

there is no mistaking ——

It is impossible not to recognize someone or something: there’s no mistaking that voice there was no mistaking her sincerity
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  • The girls are not identical, but there is no mistaking them for twins with their similar frames and blonde hair.
  • They are few and small, only two inches in diameter, but there is no mistaking them.
  • I have never heard my grandfather's herald voice before, but there is no mistaking it.



(also mistakeable) adjetivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • His novels frequently star fanciable middle-aged men easily mistakable for the author's alter-egos, legends in their own fleeces, their lives curious crossbreeds of the dashing and the banal.
  • With the Nikon, she's poetic, warm, sad, excellent, but mistakable for someone else.
  • It's a five-door hatchback, potentially mistakeable for as many as 730 other currently available five-door hatchbacks.


(also mistakeably) adverbio
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The other solution, which I've mentioned before, is that Larson and Pierre never appeared in the Rome adventure, and were wrongly ‘chronicled’ by Lara's professor-friend, instead of two rivals who just so happened to have very mistakeably similar names.

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