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.


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

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

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  • The police misfile evidence or lose it altogether.

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

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

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  • "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.

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  • 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.


  • "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."

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  • 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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