misplace

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verb mis·place \ˌmis-ˈplās\

Definition of misplace

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to put in a wrong or inappropriate place <misplace a comma> b :  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

misplacing

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

  2. 2 :  mislay



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