Meaning of misconstrue

mis•con•strue

Pronunciation: (mis"kun-str' or, esp. Brit., mis-kon'str), [key]
— -strued, -stru•ing.
  1. to misunderstand the meaning of; take in a wrong sense; misinterpret.
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