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"miss out" in British English

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miss out

phrasal verb with miss uk   us   /mɪs/ verb
B2 to ​fail to use an ​opportunity to ​enjoy or get an ​advantage from something: Don't ​miss out on the ​fantasticbargains in ​oursummersale. We didn't have a TV at ​home when I was ​young, and I ​felt as though I ​missed out.
(Definition of miss out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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miss out

phrasal verb with miss  us   /mɪs/ verb
to not use or to not have an ​opportunity to ​experience something good: Having ​largely missed out on Pop Art, Russians ​seemhungry to ​catch up.
(Definition of miss out from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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