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[mis-reed]
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verb (used with or without object), mis·read [mis-red] /mɪsˈrɛd/, mis·read·ing [mis-ree-ding] /mɪsˈri dɪŋ/.
  1. to read wrongly.
  2. to misunderstand or misinterpret.

Origin of misread

First recorded in 1800–10; mis-1 + read1
Related formsmis·read·er, noun
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misread

verb -reads, -reading or -read (-ˈrɛd) (tr)
  1. to read incorrectly
  2. to misinterpret
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Word Origin and History for misread

v.

1809, from mis- (1) + read (v.). Related: Misreading.

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