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miss

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmissmiss1 /mɪs/ ●●● S1 W2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 not do something [transitive]NOT DO something to not go somewhere or do something, especially when you want to but cannot 🔊 I’m absolutely starving – I missed lunch. 🔊 He missed 20 games after breaking a bone in his wrist. 🔊 She was upset at missing all the excitement.miss doing something 🔊 He had missed being elected by a single vote.2 not hit/catch [intransitive, transitive]CATCH# to fail to hit or catch an object that is close to you, or to fail to hit a distant object that you are aiming at 🔊 Every time she missed the ball she became more angry. 🔊 He fired, missed and loaded again. 🔊 The bullet narrowly missed her heart.3 feel sad about somebody [transitive]ALONE to feel sad because someone you love is not with you 🔊 She missed her family badly. 🔊 Will you miss me? 🔊 John will be sorely missed by his family and friends.4 feel sad about somethingNOT HAVE [transitive] to feel sad because you do not have something or cannot do something you had or did before 🔊 I miss the car, but the bus system is good.miss doing something 🔊 Ben knew he would miss working with Sabrina.GrammarMiss is followed by an -ing form, not an infinitive. You say: I miss seeing you every day. Don’t say: I miss to see you every day.5 too late [transitive]LATE to be too late for something 🔊 We got there late and missed the beginning of the movie.miss the train/bus etc 🔊 I overslept and missed the train.6 miss a chance/opportunity7 not see/hear [transitive]NOTICE# to not see, hear, or notice something, especially when it is difficult to notice 🔊 Maeve’s sharp eyes missed nothing. 🔊 Perhaps there’s something the police have missed. 🔊 It’s a huge hotel on the corner. You can’t miss it (=it is very easy to notice or recognize). 🔊 You don’t miss much, do you (=you are good at noticing things)? 🔊 John didn’t miss a trick (=noticed every opportunity to get an advantage) when it came to cutting costs.8 miss the point9 something is not to be missed10 avoid something [transitive]AVOID to avoid something bad or unpleasant 🔊 If we leave now we should miss the traffic.miss doing something 🔊 As he crossed the street, a bus just missed hitting him. 🔊 They narrowly missed being killed in the fire.11 I wouldn’t miss it for the world12 notice something isn’t there [transitive]NOTICE to notice that something or someone is not in the place you expect them to be 🔊 I didn’t miss my wallet till it came to paying the bill.13 miss the mark14 miss the boat15 without missing a beat16 somebody’s heart misses a beat17 engine [intransitive]TE if an engine misses, it stops working for a very short time and then starts again miss out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
missJo spotted a mistake that everyone else had missed.Darrow fired several shots at the receptionist but missed.Vanderbilt had a chance to take the lead, but Freije missed a jumper from the baseline.Terry's illness caused him to miss a whole month of school.It was great living in Prague, but I really missed all my friends.Well, some years I missed, but then other years I came twice.White says those answered correctly by low-scoring students but missed by the high scorers are eliminated.He fired, missed, fired, missed.What did he say? I missed it.Did you miss me when I was in Hawaii?I miss Mom, don't you?By the time we got there we'd missed the beginning of the movie.I missed the bus and had to wait half an hour for the next one.Sorry to let you down like this, and miss the drinks and the lunch and the first bit of p.m.It's easy to miss the entrance - the sign is hidden behind a tree.She missed the exit and had to turn around.It tastes so great, you won't miss the fat.Two inspections missed the fault in the engine that led to the crash.I think I've missed the last bus.Let's hurry back so we don't miss the start of the game.You'd better hurry or you'll miss the start of the show.And now for the stories - the places missed, the villages seen, the friendly locals.The Colts missed their first seven attempts at the goal.Lets hope it's the last one of those type of chances that he missed this season.I can think of so many things I'll really miss when I leave.When are you coming home? I miss you.It was real windy up there and if you missed your footing you didn't get a second chance.miss doing somethingMichelle's going to miss living in New York.narrowly missedShe narrowly missed adding to the silverware in both the mixed and women's doubles too.Engineer, David Ramsay, narrowly missed being on the flight.That, and the narrowly missed encounter with Richard Blake after the intervening four years.One girl had a lucky escape when a fence post narrowly missed her head.Mrs Hayward needed emergency surgery after the bullet narrowly missed her heart.Two or three weeks ago, a crossbow quarrel narrowly missed my face as we crossed the Lawnmarket.It narrowly missed one of the occupants who was sitting in the front room.In 1924 they narrowly missed relegation.sorely missedAnd though no one had said so, the traveling senior warden had not been sorely missed.But he will be sorely missed.Conference watchers say his barnstorming oratory's been sorely missed.Sergei Ivanov will be sorely missed as a drinking companion by many.Mrs Collingwood will be sorely missed at Penwortham C.P.They made martyrs of themselves occasionally - a sorely missed commodity.It was this company they sorely missed once unemployed.Jimmy Phillips has been sorely missed through suspension and will make a welcome return at left back.miss the train/bus etcAnd don't miss the train.I had to go - I had a meeting in town and I didn't want to miss the train.On one occasion when he was late for work I questioned him and he said he had missed the bus.They missed the train connection in Glasgow which meant that they could not be at the hotel by seven o'clock.I suppose to a 12-year-old kid, missing the bus is a pretty big deal.You may miss the train unless you go at once.Their own daughter had lingered at home and missed the bus which she normally would have taken to her job last Sunday.narrowly missedShe narrowly missed adding to the silverware in both the mixed and women's doubles too.Engineer, David Ramsay, narrowly missed being on the flight.That, and the narrowly missed encounter with Richard Blake after the intervening four years.One girl had a lucky escape when a fence post narrowly missed her head.Mrs Hayward needed emergency surgery after the bullet narrowly missed her heart.Two or three weeks ago, a crossbow quarrel narrowly missed my face as we crossed the Lawnmarket.It narrowly missed one of the occupants who was sitting in the front room.In 1924 they narrowly missed relegation.
missmiss2 ●●● S2 W2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 Miss2 Miss Italy/Ohio/World etc3 young woman spokenWOMAN used as a polite way of speaking to a young woman when you do not know her namemadam, sir 🔊 Excuse me, miss, you’ve dropped your umbrella.4 teacher British English spokenNAME OF A PERSON used by children when speaking to a female teacher, whether she is married or notsir 🔊 I know the answer, Miss.5 give something a miss6 not hit/catch [countable]HIT#CATCH# an occasion when you fail to hit, catch, or hold something 🔊 Will he score a goal this time? No, no it’s a miss.7 young girl [countable] British English spokenWOMAN a young girl, especially one who has been bad or rude 🔊 She’s a cheeky little miss. hit-and-miss, → near miss at near2(6)
Examples from the Corpus
missBut straight after he landed a miss hit safely into the hands of Munton.And it remains to be seen if re- signing Greg Vaughn will be a hit or a miss.I told him to take a miss on the instruction part.Murphy scored 78 consecutive foul shots without a miss.Excuse me, miss, could I have another glass of water?Yet for the moment there is still hope, a desperate hope of a near miss.At last, after several near misses, I fall flat on my face.Oh, thank you, miss.
MissMissWOMANused in front of the family name of a woman who is not married to address her politely, to write to her, or to talk about herMrs, Mr 🔊 I’d like to make an appointment with Miss Taylor.Some unmarried women prefer to be addressed as Ms because it does not draw attention to whether or not they are married. miss
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Verb table
miss
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymiss
he, she, itmisses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymissed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave missed
he, she, ithas missed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad missed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill miss
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have missed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam missing
he, she, itis missing
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you, we, theyare missing
Past
I, he, she, itwas missing
you, we, theywere missing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been missing
he, she, ithas been missing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been missing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be missing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been missing
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