misunderstand

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌmɪsʌndərˈstænd/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌmɪsʌndɚˈstænd/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(mis′un dər stand)


Inflections of 'misunderstand' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
misunderstands
v 3rd person singular
misunderstanding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
misunderstood
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
misunderstood
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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misunderstand [sth/sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (understand [sb] wrongly)malinterpretar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda").
  malinterpretar a vtr + prep
 Brian misunderstood Lauren when she invited him to lunch, and showed up at breakfast.
 Brian malinterpretó a Lauren cuando le invitó a almorzar, y se presentó para el desayuno.
 Brian malinterpretó a Lauren cuando le invitó a almorzar, y se presentó para el desayuno.
misunderstand viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (understand wrongly)malinterpretarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse").
  entender mal loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 Whenever John's parents tried to help him he would misunderstand and think that they were trying to make his life harder.
 Siempre que los padres de John intentaban ayudarle, él lo malinterpretaba y creía que estaban intentando hacer su vida más difícil.
 John siempre entendía mal a sus padres cuando estos trataban de ayudarle; pensaba que solo querían hacerle la vida más difícil.
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