mislay

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verb mis·lay \ˌmis-ˈlā\

Definition of mislay

mislaid

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mislaying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put in an unremembered place :  lose he mislaid his car keys

Examples of mislay in a Sentence

  1. I'm always mislaying my bus pass.

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First Known Use of mislay

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MISLAY Defined for English Language Learners

mislay

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Definition of mislay for English Language Learners

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


MISLAY Defined for Kids

mislay

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verb mis·lay \mis-ˈlā\

Definition of mislay for Students

mislaid

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mislaying

  1. :  to put in a place later forgotten :  lose “Nobody stole your motorcycle,” answered the boy's mother … “You just mislaid it.” — Beverly Cleary, The Mouse and the Motorcycle



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