Definition Mistake

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Definition

(to make) a mistake: (to make) an error, a blunder, a slip, an oversight
noun
I made a mistake yesterday. I got on the wrong bus and ended up on the other side of town.

to mistake: to misinterpret, to misjudge, to get wrong, to misread
verb
I'm sorry Susie, I mistook you for Polly because you look so similar.

This is an irregular verb:
I mistake / I mistook / I have mistaken

Pronunciation examples
UK: I made a huge mistake yesterday.
US: I always mistake Susie for Polly on the phone.

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