When you cannot find your keys, this is an example of when you misplace your keys.
- to put in a wrong place
- to bestow (one's trust, affection, etc.) on an unsuitable or undeserving object
transitive verbmis·placed, mis·plac·ing, mis·plac·es
- a. To put into a wrong place: misplace punctuation in a sentence.b. To mislay: I misplaced my wallet.
- To bestow (confidence, for example) on an improper, unsuitable, or unworthy person or idea.
(third-person singular simple present misplaces, present participle misplacing, simple past and past participle misplaced)
mis- +"Ž place