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mistake (pa. pple. “mistaken, mista'en, mistook”)
1. to take wrongly, falsely, or improperly Wiv. II. ii. 231 “I have lost my edifice by mistaking the place where I erected it,” John III. i. 274 “purposes mistook,” Ham. III. ii. 266 “So you your husbands” (Q1 and mod. edd. “must take”), V. ii. 398; to take to a wrong person or place LLL. IV. i. 57 “This letter is mistook,” 109
2. to misjudge AYL. I. iii. 67, H8 I. i. 195 “I . . . could wish he were Something mistaken in'”
3. (?) to misdoubt Tim. III. ii. 25* “he mistook him, and sent to me.”
4. intr. to go astray Rom. V. iii. 203 “This dagger hath mista'en.”
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