from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To quote incorrectly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To quote or cite incorrectly.
  • To misread; misconstrue; misinterpret.
  • Synonyms Garble, etc. See mutilate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb To quote erroneously or incorrectly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To incorrectly recite a quote.
  • verb To incorrectly record a quote.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb quote incorrectly
  • noun an incorrect quotation


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