to lose temporarily; misplace: He mislaid his keys.
to lay or place wrongly; arrange or situate improperly: to mislay linoleum.
- mis·lay·er, noun
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How to use mislay in a sentence
All of the court records of that important pretrial hearing disappeared or were mislaid.How the ‘Witch Hunt’ Myth Undermined American Justice | Jason Berry | July 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kate got a fright when she thought she'd mislaid a family engagement ring that Prince William gave her in 2010.
I have likewise mislaid your letter amongst the accumulations on my table, not that there was anything in it.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
A girl bound for college became immediately an integer with which a young man who had not yet mislaid his diploma could reckon.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
Barrett, who seemed to have mislaid all his impudent self-confidence, departed at last saying he would see to it.The Romance of His Life | Mary Cholmondeley
British Dictionary definitions for mislay
to lose (something) temporarily, esp by forgetting where it is
to lay (something) badly
- mislayer, noun
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