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English definition of “miss”

miss

verb [T] (NOTICE)    /mɪs/
to notice that something is lost or absent: He didn't miss his wallet until the waiter brought the bill.Losing and lossWinning and losing Grammar:MissWe use miss as a verb to mean ‘not hit or reach something’:See more
(Definition of miss verb (NOTICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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