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

  • transitive verb To report mistakenly or falsely.
  • noun An inaccurate or wrong report.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A false or incorrect report.
  • To report incorrectly.
  • To give a false report of; misrepresent maliciously; backbite; slander.
  • To make an incorrect report.

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

  • noun An erroneous report; a false or incorrect account given.
  • verb To report erroneously; to give an incorrect account of.

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

  • verb To incorrectly report.


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