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miss

verb  /mɪs/ us  

miss verb (NOT HIT)

[I/T] to fail to hit or to avoid hitting something: [T] The plane narrowly missed power lines as it landed. [I] He threw a snowball at me, but he missed.

miss verb (NOT DO)

[T] to fail to do, see, or experience something, esp. something planned or expected when it is available: I wanted to see that movie, but I missed it. If you don’t hurry you’ll miss your plane (= fail to get on it before it leaves). You should leave early if you want to miss rush hour (= avoid it).

miss verb (REGRET)

[T] to feel sad because you cannot see a person or place or do something: Luis says he misses Puerto Rico very much.

miss verb (NOT FIND)

[T] to notice that something is lost or absent: He didn’t miss his wallet until the waiter brought the check.
Phrasal verbs

miss

noun [C]  /mɪs/ us  
a failure to hit, catch, do, see, or experience something: Scurry blocked eight shots and caused misses on numerous others.
(Definition of miss verb, noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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