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verb [transitive] misread pronunciation in British English /mɪsˈriːd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymisread
he/she/itmisreads
present participlemisreading
past tensemisread
past participlemisread
  1. to read something wrongly
    He had misread a road sign and taken the wrong turning.
    1. a.
      to understand or judge a person or situation wrongly
      He saw me hesitate and misread the situation.
      Maybe I’m misreading the implications of what’s going on here.

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misreading

noun [countable/uncountable]
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singularmisreading
pluralmisreadings
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