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mishear

[mis-heer] /mɪsˈhɪər/
verb (used with object), misheard, mishearing.
1.
to hear incorrectly or imperfectly:
to mishear a remark.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English misheren, Old English mishīeran. See mis-1, hear
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  • And some were so eager to mishear and put me down that they would mishear and misremember no matter what.
British Dictionary definitions for mishear

mishear

/ˌmɪsˈhɪə/
verb -hears, -hearing, -heard
1.
to fail to hear correctly
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Word Origin and History for mishear
v.

Old English mishieran, mishyran "to disobey;" see mis- (1) + hear. Sense of "to hear incorrectly" first recorded early 13c. Related: Misheard; mishearing.

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