- to lose temporarily; misplace: He mislaid his keys.
- to lay or place wrongly; arrange or situate improperly: to mislay linoleum.
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But in case you do mislay it, write to the Publishers for a complete catalog.The Rover Boys on a Hunt
Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
They have been known to mislay letters, and then to be ready to swear that they had been mailed.Ten Years Among the Mail Bags
If you can make him mislay his compass he will never come back to you.'The Fifth Queen
Ford Madox Ford
What a provoking thing it is to mislay a letter; but I suppose it is an oversight you have never committed.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
Just mislay the wig and keep out of Georgie's way till the curtain goes up.When Patty Went to College
- to lose (something) temporarily, esp by forgetting where it is
- to lay (something) badly