mislocate

verb mis·lo·cate \ ˌmis-ˈlō-ˌkāt , -lō-ˈkāt \

Definition of mislocate

mislocated; mislocating
transitive + intransitive
1 T : to incorrectly determine or indicate the location of (someone or something)
  • Mislocating emotion as a feature of the world rather than of the self must overlook an analysis of how and why the self is emotional.
  • —Warren Frederick Morris
  • The new app mislocates some notable points of interest and can't find others at all.
  • —Troy Wolverton
2 T/I baseball : to fail to direct (a pitch) to its intended location relative to the strike zone
  • Logan threw another strike before he mislocated an 0-2 fastball that Tomlinson lined into left …
  • —Henry Schulman
  • … and when he mislocated on a couple of pitches, they were able to get some base hits.
  • —John Farrell

First Known Use of mislocate

1846

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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