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To make too low an estimate of the quantity, degree, or worth of:
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  1. To make too low an estimate of the quantity, degree, or worth of:
  2. To perceive (someone or something) as having a lower value, quantity, worth etc. than what it actually has.
  3. To consider (someone) to be less capable or effective than is actually the case:
(Baseball) A misplay in fielding or throwing a ball which allows a runner to reach base or to advance to the next base: neither a wild pitch nor a passed ball is an error
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  1. (Baseball) A misplay in fielding or throwing a ball which allows a runner to reach base or to advance to the next base: neither a wild pitch nor a passed ball is an error
  2. The difference between a computed or estimated result and the actual value, as in mathematics
  3. (Law) A mistake in judgment or procedure of a court of record, usually prejudicial to one of the parties
A social blunder
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  1. A social blunder
  2. A misstep; stumble
  3. (Idiomatic) An erroneous action or decision.
A foolish or stupid mistake
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  1. A foolish or stupid mistake
  2. A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
A small piece of paper, esp. one prepared for a specific use
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  1. A small piece of paper, esp. one prepared for a specific use
  2. An error in conduct or thinking; a mistake.
  3. A slight error or oversight, as in speech or writing:
(Psychology) Impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person; a disturbed mental state.
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  1. (Psychology) Impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person; a disturbed mental state.
  2. The act of confusing or the state of being confused:
  3. A lack of clarity or order.
A mistaken thought, idea, or notion; a misunderstanding:
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  1. A mistaken thought, idea, or notion; a misunderstanding:
  2. A mistaken belief, a wrong idea
An inaccurate explanation, interpretation, or report; a misunderstanding.
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  1. An inaccurate explanation, interpretation, or report; a misunderstanding.
  2. (Grammar) A faulty construction, especially of a sentence or clause.
  3. A misunderstanding or misinterpretation resulting from the use of the wrong meaning of a word that has multiple meanings
A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
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  1. A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
  2. (Psychiatry) A false, persistent belief maintained in spite of evidence to the contrary
  3. A false belief or perception strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness, as in schizophrenia.
A trick, as one designed or performed by a stage magician, appearing to defy ordinary physical laws
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  1. A trick, as one designed or performed by a stage magician, appearing to defy ordinary physical laws
  2. A false idea or conception; belief or opinion not in accord with the facts
  3. The misleading image resulting in such a false impression
A result or effect of impressing
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  1. A result or effect of impressing
  2. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
  3. A vague notion, remembrance, or belief:
A defect of focus, such as blurring in an image.
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  1. A defect of focus, such as blurring in an image.
  2. (Optics) The failure of light rays from one point to converge at a single focus
  3. (Astron.) A small, periodic apparent change in the observed position of a celestial object, caused by the constantly changing position of the earth and the finite speed of the object's light
Mental confusion
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  1. Mental confusion
  2. A state of mental confusion.
  3. A confused or disordered condition; mess, jumble, etc.
The act by which things are confounded, or confused.
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  1. The act by which things are confounded, or confused.
The illegal misuse of money or property in lawful keeping. The illegal misuse of money or property in lawful keeping.
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  1. The illegal misuse of money or property in lawful keeping. The illegal misuse of money or property in lawful keeping.
  2. The misuse of something, incorrectly using (applying) something, a wrong application.
Suspicion; doubt
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A statement that is false. Usually indicating an error rather than an intentional lie.
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  1. A statement that is false. Usually indicating an error rather than an intentional lie.
Something perverted; abnormal form
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  1. Something perverted; abnormal form
  2. Any of various sexual acts or practices deviating from what is considered normal; sexual deviation
  3. A sexual practice or act considered abnormal or deviant.
Something that is perplexed, or complicated
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  1. Something that is perplexed, or complicated
  2. Something that perplexes:
  3. The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment; confusion
The condition of being confused or disoriented.
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  1. The condition of being confused or disoriented.
  2. The fact or condition of being bewildered
  3. A confusion; jumble
An act of misjudging, a mistake in judgment.
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To commit an act that is wrong; do wrong.
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  1. To commit an act that is wrong; do wrong.
  2. To be wrong or mistaken; fall into error
  3. (Obs.) To go astray; wander
To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.
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  1. To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.
  2. To move clumsily or carelessly; flounder; stumble
  3. To say stupidly, clumsily, or confusedly; blurt
To put on or remove (clothing) easily or quickly:
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  1. To put on or remove (clothing) easily or quickly:
  2. To go, move, pass, etc. smoothly, quickly, or easily
  3. To get loose or away from (a restraint, pursuer, etc.); become free of
(Law) To cease to be available as a result of expiration, disuse, or impossibility. Used of a right or privilege.
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  1. (Law) To cease to be available as a result of expiration, disuse, or impossibility. Used of a right or privilege.
  2. To fall from a previous level or standard, as of accomplishment, quality, or conduct:
  3. To become forfeit or void because of failure to pay the premium at the stipulated time
To fail to attend or perform:
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  1. To fail to attend or perform:
  2. To fail to meet, reach, attain, catch, accomplish, see, hear, perceive, understand, etc.
  3. To fail to perceive, experience, or understand:
Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly
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  1. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly
  2. To fail to notice; to look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking.
  3. To fail to notice or consider; miss:
To let go
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  1. To let go
  2. To fail or neglect to do (something):
  3. To fail to include; leave out
To set too high an estimate on or for
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  1. To set too high an estimate on or for
  2. To estimate too highly.
  3. To judge too highly
(Chem.) To replace as a substituent
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  1. (Chem.) To replace as a substituent
  2. (Chemistry) To replace (one or more atoms or groups in a compound) by other atoms or groups.
  3. To put or use (a person or thing) in place of another:
To judge wrongly or unfairly
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  1. To judge wrongly or unfairly
  2. To be wrong in judging.
  3. To make an error in judging, to incorrectly assess.
To apprehend incorrectly; misunderstand.
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  1. To apprehend incorrectly; misunderstand.
  2. To interpret incorrectly; to misunderstand.
  3. To fail to apprehend correctly; misunderstand
  1. To misunderstand
  2. To interpret incorrectly; misunderstand.
  3. To conceive wrongly; interpret incorrectly; misunderstand
To fail to understand correctly; misinterpret
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  1. To fail to understand correctly; misinterpret
  2. To understand incorrectly, while thinking one has understood correctly.
To cause to become confused or perplexed.
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  1. To cause to become confused or perplexed.
  2. To make (something bad) worse:
  3. To mix up or lump together indiscriminately; confuse
To make an incorrect interpretation; to misunderstand.
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  1. To make an incorrect interpretation; to misunderstand.
  2. To interpret or explain wrongly.
  3. To interpret wrongly; understand or explain incorrectly
To construe wrongly; misinterpret or misunderstand
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  1. To construe wrongly; misinterpret or misunderstand
  2. To mistake the meaning of; misinterpret.
  3. To interpret erroneously, to understand incorrectly; to misunderstand.
To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
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  1. To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
  2. To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
  3. To mix up mentally
To repair or patch clumsily
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  1. To repair or patch clumsily
  2. To perform poorly or ruin through clumsiness or ineptitude:
  3. To spoil by poor work or poor performance; bungle
To do or make things badly or clumsily
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  1. To do or make things badly or clumsily
  2. To carry out badly or ruin through ineptitude; botch.
  3. To work or act ineptly or inefficiently.
To become tangled
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  1. To become tangled
  2. (Informal) To fight, quarrel, or argue
  3. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
To become tangled or confused.
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  1. To become tangled or confused.
  2. To speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
  3. To utter or give vent to with a snarl
To become combined or blended together:
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  1. To become combined or blended together:
  2. To create or form by combining ingredients:
  3. To combine or join:
(Idiomatic) To fail to take advantage of an opportunity; to overlook or be too late to pursue an option or course of action.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To fail to take advantage of an opportunity; to overlook or be too late to pursue an option or course of action.
An error in printing or writing, especially such an error noted in a list of corrections and bound into a book.
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  1. An error in printing or writing, especially such an error noted in a list of corrections and bound into a book.
  2. An error, especially one in a printed work.
The difference between a computed or estimated result and the actual value, as in mathematics
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  1. The difference between a computed or estimated result and the actual value, as in mathematics
  2. (Law) A mistake in judgment or procedure of a court of record, usually prejudicial to one of the parties
  3. (Baseball) A misplay in fielding or throwing a ball which allows a runner to reach base or to advance to the next base: neither a wild pitch nor a passed ball is an error
The quality or condition of being inaccurate.
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  1. The quality or condition of being inaccurate.
  2. An instance of being inaccurate; an error.
  3. An error or mistake
The characteristic of being incorrect.
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  1. The characteristic of being incorrect.
The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
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  1. The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
  2. A break in continuity; a pause:
  3. (Law) The termination or forfeiture of a right or privilege through disuse, through failure of some contingency, or through failure to meet stated obligations within a stated time
(Billiards, Pool) A faulty shot in which the tip of the cue slips off the ball
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  1. (Billiards, Pool) A faulty shot in which the tip of the cue slips off the ball
  2. A miss of the object one intended to hit.
  3. A mistake; error
An instance of wrong or improper conduct; a blunder.
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  1. An instance of wrong or improper conduct; a blunder.
  2. A step that is wrong, a false step.
  3. (Figuratively) An error or mistake.
A slight error or oversight, as in speech or writing:
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  1. A slight error or oversight, as in speech or writing:
  2. An error in conduct or thinking; a mistake.
  3. A small piece of paper, esp. one prepared for a specific use
Alternative spelling of slip-up.
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  1. Alternative spelling of slip-up.
  2. (Idiomatic) A mistake or error; a minor misstep.
  3. An error; an oversight.
A certain way of life or situation:
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  1. A certain way of life or situation:
  2. A going from one place to another; a journey.
  3. An intense, stimulating, or exciting experience:
To commit an act that is wrong; do wrong.
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  1. To commit an act that is wrong; do wrong.
  2. To be wrong or mistaken; fall into error
  3. (Obs.) To go astray; wander
To make a miscue.
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  1. To make a miscue.
  2. (Theater) To miss one's cue or answer the wrong cue
  3. (Theater) To give an incorrect cue.
To go, move, pass, etc. smoothly, quickly, or easily
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  1. To go, move, pass, etc. smoothly, quickly, or easily
  2. To put on or remove (clothing) easily or quickly:
  3. To release, loose, or unfasten:
To fall into sin or error; do wrong
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  1. To fall into sin or error; do wrong
  2. To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; with on, upon, or against.
  3. To walk or go in an unsteady or awkward manner, as from age, weakness, etc.
(Intransitive) To commit an error, make a mistake.
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  1. (Intransitive) To commit an error, make a mistake.
  2. (Intransitive) To fall or stumble.
  3. To cause (someone) to fall or stumble.
To fail to apprehend correctly; misunderstand
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  1. To fail to apprehend correctly; misunderstand
  2. To apprehend incorrectly; misunderstand.
  3. To interpret incorrectly; to misunderstand.
To conceive wrongly; interpret incorrectly; misunderstand
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  1. To conceive wrongly; interpret incorrectly; misunderstand
  2. To interpret incorrectly; misunderstand.
  3. To misunderstand
To mistake the meaning of; misinterpret.
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  1. To mistake the meaning of; misinterpret.
  2. To construe wrongly; misinterpret or misunderstand
  3. To interpret erroneously, to understand incorrectly; to misunderstand.
To make an incorrect interpretation; to misunderstand.
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  1. To make an incorrect interpretation; to misunderstand.
  2. To interpret wrongly; understand or explain incorrectly
  3. To interpret or explain wrongly.
To misinterpret or misunderstand
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  1. To misinterpret or misunderstand
  2. To read wrongly
  3. To misinterpret or misunderstand:
To understand incorrectly, while thinking one has understood correctly.
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  1. To understand incorrectly, while thinking one has understood correctly.
  2. To fail to understand correctly; misinterpret
To make (something bad) worse:
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  1. To make (something bad) worse:
  2. Used in mild curses:
  3. To cause to become confused or perplexed.
To fail to distinguish between; mistake the identity of
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  1. To fail to distinguish between; mistake the identity of
  2. (--- Archaic) To cause to feel embarrassment.
  3. To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
(Idiomatic) To prepare something from ingredients that are mixed.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To prepare something from ingredients that are mixed.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) Combine thoroughly.
  3. (Intransitive, usually passive, with with, often with be or get) To become involved with, especially socially or romantically.
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