contort, distort, garble, get one wrong, get wrong, gloss, make a miscue, make a mistake, misapply, misapprehend, miscalculate, miscite, misconceive, misconstrue, miscue, misdeem, misexplain, misexplicate, misexpound, misidentify, misinterpret, misjudge, misquote, misread, misrender, mistake, mistranslate, pervert, squeeze, strain the sense, torture, twist the words, wrench
be erroneous, cause error, mislead, misguide, lead astray, lead into error, beguile, misinform, delude, give a false impression, give a false idea, falsify, misstate, deceive, lie, err, be in error, be mistaken, be deceived, mistake, receive a false impression, deceive oneself, fall into error, lie under error, labor under an error, be in the wrong, blunder, misapprehend, misconceive, misunderstand
, misreckon, miscount, miscalculate, play at cross purposes, be at cross purposes, trip, stumble, lose oneself, go astray, fail, be in the wrong box, take the wrong sow by the ear, put the saddle on the wrong horse, reckon without one's host, take the shadow for the substance, dream.
misinterpret, misapprehend, misunderstand
, misconceive, misspell, mistranslate, misconstrue, misapply, mistake, misrepresent, pervert, explain wrongly, misstate, garble, distort, detort, travesty, play upon words, stretch the sense, strain the sense, stretch the meaning, strain the meaning, wrest the sense, wrest the meaning, explain away, put a bad construction on, put a false construction on, give a false coloring, be at cross purposes, play at cross purposes.