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Definition of mishear verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[transitive, intransitive] mishear (somebody) mishear what…Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mishear
he / she / it mishears
past simple misheard
-ing form mishearing
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to fail to hear correctly what someone says, so that you think they said something else You may have misheard her—I'm sure she didn't mean that. I thought he said he was coming today, but I must have misheard.
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