[ mis-heer ]
/ mɪsˈhɪər /
verb (used with object), mis·heard, mis·hear·ing.
to hear incorrectly or imperfectly: to mishear a remark.
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British Dictionary definitions for mishear
/ (ˌmɪsˈhɪə) /
verb -hears, -hearing or -heard
to fail to hear correctly
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