- mistle thrush,
- mistletoe bird,
- mistletoe cactus,
- mistral, frédéric,
- mistral, gabriela,
verb (used with object), mis·took, mis·tak·en, mis·tak·ing.
verb (used without object), mis·took, mis·tak·en, mis·tak·ing.
Origin of mistake
Examples from the Web for mistook
The latest is maybe the biggest howler yet, bigger than even the ad that mistook Duke basketball players for UK Wildcats.
Pistorius maintains that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder.
She mistook him for a servant and fed him kindly; later, she found out that the man was a top advisor to a major general.
Perhaps among other things, Smith mistook kindness as a sign of as weak case.Free Demaryius Thomas’s Mom After 14 Years on a Drug Charge|Michael Daly|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wurtz turns himself into The Man Who Mistook His Stand For His Art, and by doing so, made it so.
They saw me, and mistook me for some one by the name of Dick, and called to me.Nell, of Shorne Mills|Charles Garvice
In a circle, face to face, they mistook each other in the darkness, and fought gallantly and with undoubted obstinacy.
But he mistook the one: he thought I was angry with the tall handsome one.Babylon, Volume 3 (of 3)|Grant Allen
MacDonald had killed only his own cattle, and secretly it had shamed her, for she mistook his honesty for lack of courage.'Me-Smith'|Caroline Lockhart
It cannot be said that he mistook the bounds of his prerogative because they had not been accurately ascertained.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
verb -takes, -taking, -took or -taken
Word Origin for mistake
In addition to the idiom beginning with mistake
- mistake for
- by mistake
- make no mistake