Definition of mislay verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mislay

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈleɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mislay
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈleɪ//
 
he / she / it mislays
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈleɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈleɪz//
 
past simple mislaid
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈleɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈleɪd//
 
past participle mislaid
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈleɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈleɪd//
 
-ing form mislaying
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈleɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈleɪɪŋ//
 
 
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mislay something (formal, especially British English) to put something somewhere and then be unable to find it again, especially for only a short time synonym lose I seem to have mislaid my keys. Our luggage was temporarily mislaid.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mislay