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mistaking

verb , present participle of mistake

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1 to fail to understand the true or actual meaning of
  • the auctioneer mistook my nod for a bid, and I ended up buying a painting I don't even like
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2 to make an incorrect judgment regarding
  • you seriously mistake me if you think I scare so easily
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3 to fail to differentiate (a thing) from something similar or related
  • she mistook physical attraction for love
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