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  • n  a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    he made a bad mistake
  • n  an understanding of something that is not correct
    he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    make no mistake about his intentions
  • n  part of a statement that is not correct
  • v  identify incorrectly
    Don't mistake her for her twin sister
  • v  to make a mistake or be incorrect

  • Are Citigroup's troubles evidence that Glass-Steagall repeal was a colossal mistake?.
  • I think this is a mistake.
  • At the start of the New Deal, President Roosevelt announced that he would admit his own mistakes and correct them.
News & Articles

  • Colo. Corrections Released Killer By Mistake
    The Colorado Department of Corrections says it has revised procedures after a white supremacist killer who was supposed to be serving life in prison was released by mistake.
    June 12, 2013 - KREX-TV Grand Junction
  • Don't Let Credit Report Errors Ruin Your Life
    A mistake on your credit report could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in higher mortgage, auto loan and credit card rates.
    June 12, 2013 - FOX Business
  • Lawsuit: Cemetery made burial mistake
    Lawsuit: Cemetery made burial mistake A mix-up at a southwestern Michigan cemetery led a couple to be buried apart instead of under a headstone inscribed with the words "Together For Ever," according to a lawsuit seeking $10 million in damages. AP Wire Kalamazoo Jun 11, 2013 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display("dfp-ad-ght300x250"); }); The lawsuit filed in March in Kalamazoo County ...
    June 11, 2013 - Grand Haven Tribune
Quotes

  • Nancy Pelosi in Xinhua
    The spokesperson Jiang Yu made the remarks when asked to comment on the statement in which Pelosi said "I believe that International Olympic Committee made a mistake in awarding the 2008 Summer Games to China."
  • Linda Lingle in Los Angeles Times
    It would be a mistake to allow a decision of this magnitude to be made by one individual or a small group of elected officials,she said.

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