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mistake

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There is no original truth, only original error.
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Verb

Infinitive
to mistake

Third person singular
mistakes

Simple past
mistook

Past participle
mistaken

Present participle
mistaking

to mistake (third-person singular simple present mistakes, present participle mistaking, simple past mistook, past participle mistaken)
  1. (transitive) To understand wrongly, taking one thing for another.
  2. (transitive) To make an error, to do something in wrong way.

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Noun

Singular
mistake

Plural
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  1. An error; a blunder.
  2. (figuratively) A fetus aborted on gender-selective grounds or a child who was born the unwanted gender, usually female. (one boy and seven mistakes)
  3. (baseball) A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard to hit location, but instead ends up in an easy to hit place

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