Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To file in the wrong place or order.

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  • v. To incorrectly file, to file in the wrong place or the wrong way.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Well, I did write it for Weasel and referenced her in the post, so I can see why you would mentally "misfile" it.

    Innocent Bystanders

  • Fred was sensitive to clerical errors; she had been a three-term secretary herself and never one to misfile.

    The Sitzer

  • The police misfile evidence or lose it altogether.

    Looking for Archimboldi

  • There are Democrats throughout the country who have scheduling problems and misfile FEC records.

    Palin's PAC forced to correct FEC filing

  • I would never think that Karen Dabney, the City's Personnel Director, could misfile or would remove such an important document.

    Plainfield smacked down over Health Officer firing

  • "Delaying tactics employed by departments such as calling over and over again for copies of orders and invoices which the departments lose or misfile adds to business frustration," Radue said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Wherever this part of I he brain is located, it's the same place where I misfile the names and faces of people I meet at parties.

    Microserfs

  • "If you misfile an item in a library this size" -" she gestured at shelves stretching endless down the gloom of halls beyond this chamber" "you have lost it."

    The Magic May Return

  • There was an army of dedicated film librarians who maintained this, but being human beings, would occasionally misfile things.

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  • Document management systems are typically easier to use and implement than electronic health record systems - especially web-based document management systems that eliminate costly staff time to file, misfile and retrieve patient records while providing staff immediate, simultaneous access to full patient information.

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