mistake

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/mɪˈsteɪk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/mɪˈsteɪk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mi stāk)

Inflections of 'mistake' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
mistakes
v 3rd person singular
mistaking
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
mistook
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
mistaken
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

mistake

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [grave, small, minor, major, serious] mistake
  2. [some, several, a few, a lot of, 10] mistakes
  3. mistakes [on, in] the [test, exam, assignment]
  4. her [test] was full of mistakes
  5. made [a terrible, an unforgivable] mistake
  6. [make, correct, spot, point out] a mistake
  7. learn from your mistakes
  8. hasn't made any mistakes
  9. got away with the mistake
  10. excuse me, (that was) my mistake
  11. [I apologize, I'm sorry] about the mistake
  12. it's an easy mistake (to make)
  13. it's a common mistake
  14. it was all a big mistake
  15. it was a mistake to ask (you for help)
  16. make no mistake (about it), I'm [serious, not joking]
  17. a mistake on [my, the company's, her coworker's] part
  18. a mistake in [calculation, timing, quantity, judgement]
  19. a mistake of their own making
  20. too many mistakes in [grammar, spelling, structure]
v
  1. mistook me for [someone else, my dad]
  2. do you mistake me for a...?
  3. do not mistake me for a
  4. mistook me for a [crook, killer]
  5. cannot mistake that [voice, face, smell]
  6. there's no mistaking [that voice, the sound]
  7. don't mistake the [fact, message] for
  8. mistook her [meaning, sincerity, kindness] for
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