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miss

verb uk   /mɪs/ us  

miss verb (NOT DO)

B1 [T] to fail to do or experience something, often something planned or expected, or to avoid doing or experiencing something: I missed the start of the class because my bus was late. Often I miss (= do not eat) breakfast and have an early lunch instead. You should leave early if you want to miss the rush hour. [+ -ing verb] I only just missed being run over by a bus this morning.A2 [T] to arrive too late to get on a bus, train, or aircraft: You'll miss your flight if you don't hurry up.A2 [T] to not go to something: Students who miss a lot of school can find it hard to catch up. I'm trying to find an excuse for missing the office party.B1 [T] to not see or hear something or someone: I missed the beginning of the show. Her latest movie is too good to miss (= it certainly should be seen). I was sorry I missed you at Pat's party - I must have arrived after you left. [T] to not notice someone or something: You don't miss much, do you? Nobody else noticed that mistake. My office is first on the right with a bright red door. You can't miss it (= it is very easy to find).
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miss verb (FEEL SAD)

A2 [T] to feel sad that a person or thing is not present: I really missed her when she went away. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. I still miss my old car. What did you miss most about home when you were living in France? [+ -ing verb] I haven't missed smoking like I expected to.
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miss verb (NOT HIT)

B2 [I or T] to fail to hit something, or to avoid hitting something: The bullet missed his heart by a couple of centimetres. I swerved to avoid the other car and only just missed a tree. He threw a book at me, but he/it missed.
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miss verb (NOTICE)

[T] to notice that something is lost or absent: He didn't miss his wallet until the waiter brought the bill.

miss

noun uk   /mɪs/ us  

miss noun (NOT HIT)

[C] an occasion when something or someone fails to hit something or avoids hitting something: Well done! You scored eight hits and only two misses.
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miss noun (NOT DO)

give sth a miss C1 UK informal to avoid or not do something: We usually go to France in the summer, but we've decided to give it a miss this year. The restaurant's very good for fish, but I'd give their vegetarian options a miss.

miss noun (GIRL)

[C] UK old-fashioned informal a girl or young woman, especially one who behaves rudely or shows no respect: You're a cheeky little miss! Apologize at once.
(Definition of miss verb, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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