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mishear

[ mis-heer ]
/ mɪsˈhɪər /
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verb (used with object), mis·heard, mis·hear·ing.

to hear incorrectly or imperfectly: to mishear a remark.

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Origin of mishear

before 1000; Middle English misheren,Old English mishīeran.See mis-1, hear
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British Dictionary definitions for mishear

mishear
/ (ˌmɪsˈhɪə) /

verb -hears, -hearing or -heard

to fail to hear correctly
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