misplace

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verb mis·place \ˌmis-ˈplās\

Definition of misplace

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to put in a wrong or inappropriate place misplace a commab :  mislay misplaced the keys

  3. 2 :  to set on a wrong object or eventuality his trust had been misplaced

misplacement

play \-ˈplās-mənt\ noun

Examples of misplace in a sentence

  1. I seem to have misplaced my keys.

1555

First Known Use of misplace

1555


MISPLACE Defined for English Language Learners

misplace

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verb mis·place \ˌmis-ˈplās\

Definition of misplace for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MISPLACE Defined for Kids

misplace

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verb mis·place \mis-ˈplās\

Definition of misplace for Students

misplaced

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misplacing

  1. 1 :  to put (something) where it doesn't belong misplace a comma

  2. 2 :  mislay



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