Definition of misplace in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɪsˈpleɪs/


[with object]
1Put (an object) in the wrong place and so lose it temporarily: I’m sure the jewellery has just been misplaced, and not stolen
More example sentences
  • Is there anyone reading this who hasn't been guilty at some point of misplacing their keys, losing track of the time or forgetting someone's name?
  • Instead I've somehow lost or misplaced the information.
  • All too often, photographs, documents and stories are misplaced or lost and the memories of families or cultures are left with gaping holes.
lose, mislay, put in the wrong place, lose track of, miss, drop, forget, be unable to find, be unable to lay one's hands on, forget the whereabouts of, forget where one has put something
2Position incorrectly: Crewe came back into the game when Strachan misplaced a pass in the midfield
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  • The Albanians didn't do a lot of attacking and Rio spent most of the time defending closer to the half way line than the box and I don't think he misplaced a pass all game.
  • As the game wore on and Arsenal continued to misplace passes, the crowd's frustration grew.
  • While Kennedy was a nervy presence alongside Stanislav Varga, misplacing the odd pass across the back, and twice committing errors that could have been punished by McSwegan, Pearson was more impressive.



Pronunciation: /ˌmɪsˈpleɪsm(ə)nt/
Example sentences
  • The repeated misplacement of secret disks at Los Alamos National Laboratory has shut down the nuclear weapons center for the last six weeks.
  • System backup tapes, which are small, portable, and typically stored outside the data center for off-site disaster recovery purposes, may be susceptible to unauthorized access, data theft, misplacement, or corruption.
  • In addition to performance limitations, backups and recovery procedures fail due to failure of tape drives and cartridges, misplacement of cartridges, and accidental destruction of media.

Words that rhyme with misplace

abase, ace, apace, backspace, base, bass, brace, case, chase, dace, efface, embrace, encase, enchase, enlace, face, grace, interlace, interspace, in-your-face, lace, mace, outface, outpace, pace, place, plaice, race, space, Thrace, trace, upper case

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