misplace


mis·place

verb \ˌmis-ˈplās\

: to put (something) in the wrong place

: to lose (something) for a short time by forgetting where you put it

: to direct (a feeling, such as trust or confidence) toward someone or something that does not deserve it

Full Definition of MISPLACE

transitive verb
1
a :  to put in a wrong or inappropriate place <misplace a comma>
b :  mislay <misplaced the keys>
2
:  to set on a wrong object or eventuality <his trust had been misplaced>
mis·place·ment \-ˈplās-mənt\ noun

Examples of MISPLACE

  1. <I seem to have misplaced my keys.>

First Known Use of MISPLACE

1555

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