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misconstrue

[ mis-kuhn-stroo or, especially British, mis-kon-stroo ]
/ 藢m瑟s k蓹n藞stru or, especially British, m瑟s藞k蓲n stru /
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verb (used with object), mis路con路strued, mis路con路stru路ing.
to misunderstand the meaning of; take in a wrong sense; misinterpret.
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Origin of misconstrue

Middle English word dating back to 1350鈥1400; see origin at mis-1, construe
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British Dictionary definitions for misconstrue

misconstrue
/ (藢m瑟sk蓹n藞stru藧) /

verb -strues, -struing or -strued
(tr) to interpret mistakenly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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