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missverb

 us   /mɪs/

miss verb (NOT HIT)

[I/T] to ​fail to ​hit or to ​avoidhitting something: [T] The ​planenarrowly missed ​powerlines as it ​landed. [I] He ​threw a ​snowball at me, but he missed.

miss verb (NOT DO)

[T] 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 ​yourplane (= ​fail to get on it before it ​leaves). You should ​leave early if you ​want to miss ​rushhour (= ​avoid it).

miss verb (REGRET)

[T] to ​feelsad because you cannot ​see a ​person or ​place or do something: Luis says he misses Puerto Rico very much.

miss verb (NOT FIND)

[T] to ​notice that something is ​lost or ​absent: He didn’t miss his ​wallet until the ​waiterbrought the ​check.
Phrasal verbs

missnoun [C]

 us   /mɪs/
a ​failure to ​hit, ​catch, do, ​see, or ​experience something: Scurry ​blocked eight ​shots and caused misses on ​numerousothers.

Missnoun [U]

 us   /mɪs/
a ​title for a ​girl or a woman who has never been ​married, used before the ​familyname or ​fullname: Miss Green Miss is also used as a ​form of ​address to get the ​attention of a ​girl or woman: Hey, Miss, you ​dropped a ​glove! A woman who has ​won a ​beautycompetition is often given the ​title "Miss" and the ​name of the ​place that she ​represents: Miss Alaska/Miss ​America
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missverb

uk   us   /mɪs/

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 ​lunchinstead. You should ​leave early if you ​want to miss the ​rushhour. [+ -ing verb] I only just missed beingrun over by a ​bus this ​morning.A2 [T] to ​arrive too late to get on a ​bus, ​train, or ​aircraft: You'll miss ​yourflight 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 ​officeparty.B1 [T] to not ​see or ​hear something or someone: I missed the ​beginning of the show. Her ​latestmovie 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 ​elsenoticed that ​mistake. My ​office is first on the ​right with a ​brightreddoor. You can't miss it (= it is very ​easy to ​find).
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miss verb (FEEL SAD)

A2 [T] to ​feelsad 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 ​oldcar. What did you miss most abouthome 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 ​avoidhitting 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 ​waiterbrought the ​bill.

missnoun

uk   us   /mɪs/

miss noun (NOT HIT)

[C] an ​occasion when something or someone ​fails to ​hit something or ​avoidshitting 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 ​theirvegetarianoptions a miss.

miss noun (GIRL)

[C] UK old-fashioned informal a ​girl or ​young woman, ​especially one who ​behavesrudely or ​shows no ​respect: You're a ​cheeky little miss! Apologize at ​once.

Missnoun

uk   us   /mɪs/
A1 a ​title used before the ​familyname or ​fullname of a ​single woman who has no other ​title: Dr White will ​see you now, Miss Carter. Miss Helena Lewis
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[as form of address] mainly US or old-fashioned UK used as a ​form of ​address for a ​girl or ​young woman: Excuse me, Miss, you ​dropped this. [as form of address] UK sometimes used by ​children to ​address or refer to ​teachers who are women: Can I go to the ​toilet, Miss? a ​title given to a woman who ​wins a beautycontest,combined with the ​name of the ​place that she ​represents: Miss ​India/UK the Miss World ​contest
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