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1miss/ˈmɪs/verb
missesmissedmissing
1miss
/ˈmɪs/
verb
missesmissedmissing
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)
   b : 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)
   b : 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)
   b : to fail to hear or learn about (something)
   c : 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)British or miss (someone or something) out : 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
2miss/ˈmɪs/noun
pluralmisses
2miss
/ˈmɪs/
noun
pluralmisses
Learner's definition of MISS  
[count]
: a failure to hit something
: a failure to reach a desired goal or result
— see also hit-and-missnear miss

give (something) a miss

chiefly British, informal
: to choose not to do (something) or go (somewhere)
— compare 3miss
3miss/ˈmɪs/noun
pluralmisses
3miss
/ˈmɪs/
noun
pluralmisses
Learner's definition of MISS  
Miss 
— used as a title before the name of an unmarried woman or girl
— compare mrs.ms.
   b — used as a title before the name of a married woman who does not use her husband's name
   c — 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
   d British — used by children as a way to address a female teacher
— used as a polite way to address a girl or young woman
   b [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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