Pronunciation: (mis-plās'), [key]
—v.t., -placed, -plac•ing.
1. to put in a wrong place.
2. to put in a place afterward forgotten; lose; mislay.
3. to place or bestow improperly, unsuitably, or unwisely: to misplace one's trust.
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