mislay


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mis·lay

 (mĭs-lā′)
tr.v. mis·laid (-lād′), mis·lay·ing, mis·lays
1. To put in a place that is afterward forgotten: I have mislaid my hat.
2. To place or put down incorrectly: They mislaid the linoleum.

mis·lay′er n.
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mislay

(mɪsˈleɪ)
vb (tr) , -lays, -laying or -laid
1. to lose (something) temporarily, esp by forgetting where it is
2. to lay (something) badly
misˈlayer n
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mis•lay

(mɪsˈleɪ)

v.t. -laid, -lay•ing.
1. to lose temporarily; misplace: I mislaid my keys.
2. to lay or place wrongly; arrange or situate improperly: to mislay linoleum.
[1350–1400]
mis•lay′er, n.
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mislay


Past participle: mislaid
Gerund: mislaying

Imperative
mislay
mislay
Present
I mislay
you mislay
he/she/it mislays
we mislay
you mislay
they mislay
Preterite
I mislaid
you mislaid
he/she/it mislaid
we mislaid
you mislaid
they mislaid
Present Continuous
I am mislaying
you are mislaying
he/she/it is mislaying
we are mislaying
you are mislaying
they are mislaying
Present Perfect
I have mislaid
you have mislaid
he/she/it has mislaid
we have mislaid
you have mislaid
they have mislaid
Past Continuous
I was mislaying
you were mislaying
he/she/it was mislaying
we were mislaying
you were mislaying
they were mislaying
Past Perfect
I had mislaid
you had mislaid
he/she/it had mislaid
we had mislaid
you had mislaid
they had mislaid
Future
I will mislay
you will mislay
he/she/it will mislay
we will mislay
you will mislay
they will mislay
Future Perfect
I will have mislaid
you will have mislaid
he/she/it will have mislaid
we will have mislaid
you will have mislaid
they will have mislaid
Future Continuous
I will be mislaying
you will be mislaying
he/she/it will be mislaying
we will be mislaying
you will be mislaying
they will be mislaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mislaying
you have been mislaying
he/she/it has been mislaying
we have been mislaying
you have been mislaying
they have been mislaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mislaying
you will have been mislaying
he/she/it will have been mislaying
we will have been mislaying
you will have been mislaying
they will have been mislaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mislaying
you had been mislaying
he/she/it had been mislaying
we had been mislaying
you had been mislaying
they had been mislaying
Conditional
I would mislay
you would mislay
he/she/it would mislay
we would mislay
you would mislay
they would mislay
Past Conditional
I would have mislaid
you would have mislaid
he/she/it would have mislaid
we would have mislaid
you would have mislaid
they would have mislaid
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mislay - place (something) where one cannot find it againmislay - place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
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mislay

verb lose, misplace, miss, be unable to find, lose track of, be unable to put or lay your hand on, forget the whereabouts of I appear to have mislaid my jumper.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

mislay

verb
To be unable to find:
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Translations
يُضَيِّعيُضَيِّعُ
založit
forlægge
hukata
zagubiti
tÿna e-u
置き忘れる
잘못 놓다
nudėti
pazaudēt, nozaudēt
založiti
förlägga
ทำหาย
bulamamaknereye koyduğunu unutmakyitirmek
để thất lạc

mislay

[mɪsˈleɪ] (mislaid (pt, pp)) [mɪsˈleɪd] VTextraviar, perder
I've mislaid my glassesno sé dónde he puesto las gafas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

mislay

[ˌmɪsˈleɪ] [mislaid] (pt, pp) vtégarer
I've mislaid my passport → J'ai égaré mon passeport.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

mislay

pret, ptp <mislaid>
vtverlegen
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mislay

[ˌmɪsˈleɪ] (mislaid (pt, pp)) vtsmarrire
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

mislay

(misˈlei) past tense, past participle misˈlaid verb
to lose. I seem to have mislaid my wallet.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

mislay

يُضَيِّعُ založit forlægge verlegen χάνω κάτι προσωρινά extraviar hukata égarer zagubiti smarrire 置き忘れる 잘못 놓다 zoekmaken forlegge podziać extraviar положить не на место förlägga ทำหาย yitirmek để thất lạc 放错地方
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References in classic literature ?
Every body in Constantinople warned us to be very careful about our passports, see that they were strictly 'en regle', and never to mislay them for a moment: and they told us of numerous instances of Englishmen and others who were delayed days, weeks, and even months, in Sebastopol, on account of trifling informalities in their passports, and for which they were not to blame.
"I know how easy it is to mislay anything in a camp of this sort.
This term controlled for the fact large colonies had more females, and therefore statistically more opportunities for females to mislay eggs compared to sites with fewer females.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS CEO SPRY YOBS AMP PRUE EPIC BUT LESS LUDO INAPT UPSET SCOOT LAGS WI NE SELL COS ITALIC MISLAY MEL CAPS WARN MORE MORSE OLDEN SPOTS DEER STIR AWN DALI ULNACHI SPIT PEAL HOT WEE THINKER Across: 1 Gist, 4 Moist, 7 Mocha, 8 Swine, 9 Shell, 10 Intolerant, 14 Hyphen, 16 Dynamo, 17 Revelation, 22 Limbo, 23 Malta, 25 Ridge, 26 Agree, 27 Last.
Pockets, bags, and cars are also common places to mislay money, researchers found.