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missing

adjective uk   /ˈmɪs.ɪŋ/ us  
A2 Someone who is missing has disappeared: Her father has been missing since September 1992.UK The girl went missing during a family outing to Mount Snowdon. B1 describes something that cannot be found because it is not where it should be: The burglars have been arrested but the jewellery is still missing. When did you realize that the money was missing from your account? describes soldiers or military vehicles that have not returned from fighting in a war but are not known completely certainly to be dead or destroyed: He was listed as missing in action.
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