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mislay

[mis-ley] /mɪsˈleɪ/
verb (used with object), mislaid, mislaying.
1.
to lose temporarily; misplace:
He mislaid his keys.
2.
to lay or place wrongly; arrange or situate improperly:
to mislay linoleum.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English mysse layen. See mis-1, lay1
Related forms
mislayer, noun
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Examples for mislay
  • People lose track of who they were and what they wanted, mislay their lives and are startled by their memories.
British Dictionary definitions for mislay

mislay

/mɪsˈleɪ/
verb (transitive) -lays, -laying, -laid
1.
to lose (something) temporarily, esp by forgetting where it is
2.
to lay (something) badly
Derived Forms
mislayer, noun
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Word Origin and History for mislay
mislay
c.1400, from mis- (1) + lay (v.). Related: Mislaid.
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