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Meaning of misunderstand

mis•un•der•stand

Pronunciation: (mis"un-dur-stand'), [key]
— -stood, -stand•ing.
  1. to take (words, statements, etc.) in a wrong sense; understand wrongly.
  2. to fail to understand or interpret rightly the words or behavior of.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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