Mishear Mis*hear", v. t. & i. To hear incorrectly. [1913 Webster]

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  • mishear — (v.) O.E. mishieran, mishyran to disobey; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + HEAR (Cf. hear). Sense of to hear incorrectly first recorded early 13c. Related: Misheard; mishearing …   Etymology dictionary

  • mishear — ► VERB (past and past part. misheard) ▪ hear incorrectly …   English terms dictionary

  • mishear — [mis hir′] vt., vi. misheard, mishearing to hear incorrectly or poorly …   English World dictionary

  • mishear — UK [mɪsˈhɪə(r)] / US [mɪsˈhɪr] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms mishear : present tense I/you/we/they mishear he/she/it mishears present participle mishearing past tense misheard UK [mɪsˈhɜː(r)d] / US [mɪsˈhɜrd] past participle misheard… …   English dictionary

  • mishear — /mis hear /, v.t., misheard, mishearing. to hear incorrectly or imperfectly: to mishear a remark. [bef. 1000; ME misheren, OE mishieran. See MIS 1, HEAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • mishear — verb Mishear is used with these nouns as the object: ↑word …   Collocations dictionary

  • mishear — [[t]mɪ̱shɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] mishears, mishearing, misheard VERB If you mishear what someone says, you hear it incorrectly, and think they said something different. [V n] You misheard me, Frank... She must have misheard …   English dictionary

  • mishear — verb (misheard; mishearing) Date: before 12th century transitive verb to hear wrongly intransitive verb to misunderstand what is heard …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mishear — verb /ˈmɪshiɾ/ a) To hear wrongly. b) To misunderstand …   Wiktionary

  • mishear — mis|hear [ˌmısˈhıə US ˈhır] v past tense and past participle misheard [ ˈhə:d US ˈhə:rd] [I and T] to not hear properly what someone says, so that you think they said something different ▪ It seemed a strange question.; I wondered if I had… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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