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misplace

[ mis-pleys ]
/ mɪsˈpleɪs /
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verb (used with object), mis·placed, mis·plac·ing.

to put in a wrong place.
to put in a place afterward forgotten; lose; mislay.
to place or bestow improperly, unsuitably, or unwisely: to misplace one's trust.

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Origin of misplace

First recorded in 1545–55; mis-1 + place
1, 2. See displace.
mis·place·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misplace

misplace
/ (ˌmɪsˈpleɪs) /

verb (tr)

to put (something) in the wrong place, esp to lose (something) temporarily by forgetting where it was placed; mislay
(often passive) to bestow (trust, confidence, affection, etc) unadvisedly
misplacement, noun
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