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English definition of “miss”

miss

verb [T] (NOT DO)   /mɪs/
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).
(Definition of miss verb (NOT DO) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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