miss1 [ mıs ] verb ***
▸ 1 not reach
▸ 2 not be present at
▸ 3 be too late for
▸ 4 not hear/understand
▸ 5 opportunity/chance
▸ 6 avoid something bad
▸ 7 feel sad about
▸ 8 no longer have something
▸ 9 car engine
▸ 10 not have period
1. ) intransitive or transitive to fail to hit or reach something that you aim at:
The plane missed the runway in the rain.
He aimed a kick at it and missed.
a ) intransitive to fail to catch something that is being thrown or given to you:
I tried to catch the ball but missed.
2. ) transitive to fail to be present for someone or something:
We were late and missed the first part of the concert.
I had to miss a week of school.
We must have missed each other by about an hour.
not miss something for the world (=not want to miss something you enjoy): I wouldn't miss the annual Christmas party for the world.
3. ) transitive to be too late for a train, bus, etc:
I've got a meeting and I don't want to miss the train.
4. ) transitive to fail to notice or understand something:
I missed most of what she said.
He caught most of the mistakes but missed a few.
miss the point (=not understand what someone means): Sue had missed the point entirely.
you can't miss it (=it is very easy to notice): The house is next to the station you can't miss it.
a ) not miss much INFORMAL to be intelligent and always know what is happening around you:
The old man didn't miss much.
5. ) transitive to fail to take advantage of an opportunity:
miss a chance/opportunity to do something: She realized she had missed an opportunity to speak to Brian.
He seemed unaware of the great chance that he had missed.
6. ) transitive to escape something that is unpleasant or uncomfortable:
If I leave at eight, I miss the traffic .
The accused man narrowly missed a prison sentence.
7. ) transitive to feel sad about someone because they are not with you any more:
He was a tower of strength, and we miss him enormously.
a ) to wish you still had something or could still do something:
I'm missing our lunchtime drinks on Friday.
miss doing something: We miss watching her ride her horse.
8. ) transitive to notice that you do not have something any more:
She missed the purse only when she got home.
9. ) if an engine misses, it fails to burn the fuel and loses power
─ compare MISFIRE
10. ) transitive if a woman misses her monthly period, it does not happen
miss the boat INFORMAL
to fail to take advantage of an opportunity by not taking action quickly enough
not/never miss a trick INFORMAL
to notice every opportunity and use it
,miss `out phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive to lose an opportunity to do or have something:
We will be repeating the questions later, so you won't miss out.
miss out on: He narrowly missed out on the world record.
2. ) transitive BRITISH to fail to include someone or something:
An important fact had been missed out.
miss 2 [ mıs ] noun *
1. ) count a failure to hit or catch something, or to score in a game
a ) a failure, especially of a record or movie
b ) give something a miss MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL to decide not to do something that you usually do:
I think I'll give my art class a miss this week.
2. ) Miss a title used in front of the last name or whole name of a girl or woman who is not married.:
Miss Jane Smith
There is a Miss Stevens waiting to see you.
a ) FORMAL used for talking politely to a girl or young woman whose name you do not know:
Excuse me, miss, are you looking for something?
b ) count INFORMAL OLD-FASHIONED a girl or young woman, especially one who is rude or badly behaved:
What a sly little miss she is.
c ) used in the title of a woman who has won a beauty competition:
Miss America
d ) BRITISH a title used by children when talking to a woman teacher
=> MRS., MS.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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