Mistake vs Wrang - What's the difference?

mistake | wrang |

As verbs the difference between mistake and wrang

is that mistake is to understand wrongly, taking one thing for another, or someone for someone else while wrang is (wring).

As a noun mistake

is an error; a blunder.




(en noun)
  • An error; a blunder.
  • * 1877 , Henry Heth, quoting , in "Causes of the Defeat of Gen. Lee's Army at the Battle of GettysburgOpinions of Leading Confederate Soldiers.", Southern Historical Society Papers (1877), editor Rev. J. WM. Jones [http://books.google.com/books?id=iDIFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA292&dq=lee+%22mistakes+were+made%22&hl=en&ei=fchaTbu4L8L98AaVs4n-DQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=lee%20%22mistakes%20were%20made%22&f=false]
  • After it is all over, as stupid a fellow as I am can see that mistakes' were made. I notice, however, that my ' mistakes are never told me until it is too late.
  • (baseball) A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard to hit location, but instead ends up in an easy to hit place
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Usage notes

    * Usually make a mistake. See


  • To understand wrongly, taking one thing for another, or someone for someone else.
  • Sorry, I mistook you for my brother. You look very similar.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My father's purposes have been mistook .
  • * Johnson
  • A man may mistake the love of virtue for the practice of it.
  • To commit an unintentional error; to do or think something wrong.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Servants mistake , and sometimes occasion misunderstanding among friends.
  • (obsolete, rare) To take or choose wrongly.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Derived terms

    * mistakeless




  • (wring)
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  • To squeeze or twist tightly so that liquid is forced out.
  • You must wring your wet jeans before hanging them out to dry.
  • * Bible, Judg. vi. 38
  • He rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Your overkindness doth wring tears from me.
  • To obtain by force.
  • The police said they would wring the truth out of that heinous criminal.
  • To hold tightly and press or twist.
  • Some of the patients waiting in the dentist's office were wringing their hands nervously.
    He said he'd wring my neck if I told his girlfriend.
    He wrung my hand enthusiastically when he found out we were related.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • The king began to find where his shoe did wring him.
  • * Bible, Leviticus i. 15
  • The priest shall bring it [a dove] unto the altar, and wring off his head
  • To writhe; to twist, as if in anguish.
  • To kill and animal, usually poultry, by breaking its neck by twisting.
  • * Shakespeare
  • 'Tis all men's office to speak patience / To those that wring under the load of sorrow.
  • To pain; to distress; to torment; to torture.
  • * Clarendon
  • Too much grieved and wrung by an uneasy and strait fortune.
  • * Addison
  • Didst thou taste but half the griefs / That wring my soul, thou couldst not talk thus coldly.
  • To distort; to pervert; to wrest.
  • * Whitgift
  • How dare men thus wring the Scriptures?
  • To subject to extortion; to afflict, or oppress, in order to enforce compliance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To wring the widow from her 'customed right.
  • * Hayward
  • The merchant adventurers have been often wronged and wringed to the quick.
  • (nautical) To bend or strain out of its position.
  • to wring a mast


    * * English irregular verbs ----