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Mishear vs. Overhear

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Mishearverb

(ambitransitive) To hear wrongly.

β€˜I misheard when she asked for mints, and gave her mince instead.’;

Overhearverb

(ambitransitive) To hear something that was not meant for one's ears.

β€˜I was hanging clothes in the garden and I overheard the neighbours talking about Sheila's pregnancy.’;

Mishearverb

To misunderstand. en

Overhearverb

To hear more of (anything) than was intended to be heard; to hear by accident or artifice.

Mishearverb

To hear incorrectly.

Overhearverb

To hear again.

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Overhearverb

hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers;

β€˜We overheard the conversation at the next table’;

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