mistaking mistaking  /mɪs ˈteɪ kɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) putting the wrong interpretation on

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. There was no mistaking the pulsations of life and no forgetting that the power source was the freshly implanted heart of a young baboon.
  2. But Nyerere reportedly was compelled to ground his air force after Tanzanian soldiers shot down five of their own MiG fighters, mistaking them for Ugandan jets.
  3. Posting reviews of online-dating candidates by people who have met them, the sites help you avoid mistaking a married man for an eligible bachelor.

News

  1. Alligators: What Arkansans Need to Know

    They are sometimes attracted to fishermen’s surface action lures, mistaking them as potential food.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 16 Little Rock

  2. Media: No mistaking how NSA story reporter feels

    Media: No mistaking how NSA story reporter feels Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:42 am, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 NEW YORK (AP) — The man who claimed to leak state secrets on U.S. government eavesdropping sought to break the story through a columnist for a U.K.-based ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

  3. No mistaking how NSA story reporter feels

    No mistaking how NSA story reporter feels Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 4:54 am, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 NEW YORK (AP) — The man who claimed to leak state secrets on U.S. government eavesdropping sought to break the story through a columnist for a UK-based publication who ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

Quotes

  1. "It was all thanks to me, you could see their chemistry right away, and it was pretty powerful. They were completely professional on the set, but there was no mistaking what was happening," Stone said.
    on May 18, 2010 By: Oliver Stone Source: Hindustan Times

  2. Anderson added, "I don't know whether or not there's a direct link between the deputies' behavior and Chamberlain's death, but it certainly seems to be that case. Let there be no mistaking -- I will take firm and appropriate action wherever...
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Jack Anderson Source: KNBC.com

  3. Mr Turnbull accused Mr Rudd of "mistaking motion for action".
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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