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1 miss /ˈmɪs/ verb
misses; missed; missing
1 miss
/ˈmɪs/
verb
misses; missed; missing
Learner's definition of MISS
: to fail to hit, catch, reach, or get (something)
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object]
: to fail to use (something, such as an opportunity)
: to fail to do, take, make, or have (something)
[+ object] : to be without (something) : to lack (something) used in the phrase be missing
see also missing
[+ object]
: to fail to be present for (something)
: to arrive too late for (something or someone)
[+ object] : to notice or feel the absence of (someone or something)
[+ object]
: to fail to understand (something)
: to fail to hear or learn about (something)
: to fail to see or notice (something or someone)
[+ object] : to avoid (something)
[no object] : to fail to succeed

miss a beat

see 2beat

miss its/the mark

see 1mark

miss out

[phrasal verb]
: to lose an opportunity : to be unable to have or enjoy something
often + on
miss out (someone or something) or miss (someone or something) out British : to leave (someone or something) out : omit

miss the boat

see 1boat

miss the forest for the trees

see tree

never/not miss a trick

see 1trick
2 miss /ˈmɪs/ noun
plural misses
2 miss
/ˈmɪs/
noun
plural misses
Learner's definition of MISS
[count]
: a failure to hit something
: a failure to reach a desired goal or result
see also hit-and-miss, near miss

give (something) a miss

chiefly British, informal
: to choose not to do (something) or go (somewhere)
compare 3miss
3 miss /ˈmɪs/ noun
plural misses
3 miss
/ˈmɪs/
noun
plural misses
Learner's definition of MISS
Miss
used as a title before the name of an unmarried woman or girl compare mrs., ms.
used as a title before the name of a married woman who does not use her husband's name
used as part of a title for a girl or young woman who has won a contest (such as a beauty contest) and who represents the place or thing indicated
British used by children as a way to address a female teacher
used as a polite way to address a girl or young woman
[count] old-fashioned : a girl or young woman
misses [plural] US : a clothing size for women of average height and weight usually used before another noun
compare 2miss
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