mislay

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verb mis·lay \ ˌmis-ˈlā \

Definition of mislay

mislaid play \-ˈlād\; mislaying
transitive verb
: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 Synonyms

Synonyms
lose, misplace
Related Words
forget, miss, overlook, pass over
Near Antonyms
enjoy, have, hold, keep, occupy, own, possess, retain; descry, detect, find, locate, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down)

MISLAY Defined for English Language Learners

mislay

play
verb

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 \-ˈlād\; mislaying
: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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