by mistake

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of by mistake

: because of a mistake : without intending to
  • I got on the wrong train by mistake.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : to blunder in the choice of

  2. : to misunderstand the meaning or intention of : misinterpret

  3. : to make a wrong judgment of the character or ability of

  1. : a wrong judgment : misunderstanding

  2. : a wrong action or statement proceeding from faulty judgment, inadequate knowledge, or inattention


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