mistake for

This page is about the phrasal verb mistake for.

Meaning: to wrongly think that a person or thing is someone or something else

For example:

  • mistake for Fake Gucci bags look real and can easily be mistaken for genuine Gucci bags.

  • mistake for There's a guy who lives near here who often gets mistaken for David Beckham. He looks just like him.

Quick Quiz:

The police arrested the wrong man because they mistook him for

a. a wanted criminal

b. a police officer

c. a famous actor

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