misplace

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mis- +‎ place

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misplace (third-person singular simple present misplaces, present participle misplacing, simple past and past participle misplaced)

  1. (transitive) To put something somewhere and then forget its location; to mislay
  2. (figuratively) To apply one's talents inappropriately.
  3. To put something in the wrong location.

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