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[mis-reed] /mɪsˈrid/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), misread
[mis-red] /mɪsˈrɛd/ (Show IPA),
misreading [mis-ree-ding] /mɪsˈri dɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
to read wrongly.
to misunderstand or misinterpret.
Origin of misread
1800-10; mis-1 + read1
Related forms
misreader, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The wrong turn, the misread map, the must-see natural wonder inexplicably closed for the season.
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  • She totally misread the newspapers and misheard the news reports.
  • It is rather obvious that you have misread the research, or you would grasp the intent in the proposition.
  • So they often misread the form on purpose, as they think they can intimidate us that way.
  • Non-Nebraskans sometimes misread this, dangerously, as naivete.
  • It's easy for those used to the bombastic approach of foreign television to misread this as obfuscation or cover-up.
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  • But both the author and the readers had misread the relationship.
  • Strong poets, challenging their precursors, misread them willfully so as to clear a space for themselves.
British Dictionary definitions for misread


verb (transitive) -reads, -reading, -read (-ˈrɛd)
to read incorrectly
to misinterpret
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for misread

1809, from mis- (1) + read (v.). Related: Misreading.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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