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  ( misses    plural & 3rd person present)   ( missing    present participle)   ( missed    past tense & past participle  )   (VERB AND NOUN USES)  
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1       verb   If you miss something, you fail to hit it, for example when you have thrown something at it or you have shot a bullet at it.,   (Antonym: hit)    She hurled the ashtray across the room, narrowly missing my head...      V n  
When I'd missed a few times, he suggested I rest the rifle on a rock to steady it.      V  
      Miss is also a noun., n-count  
After more misses, they finally put two arrows into the lion's chest.     
2       verb   In sport, if you miss a shot, you fail to get the ball in the goal, net, or hole.  
He scored four of the goals but missed a penalty.      V n, Also V  
      Miss is also a noun., n-count  
Striker Alan Smith was guilty of two glaring misses.     
3       verb   If you miss something, you fail to notice it.,   (Antonym: notice)    From this vantage point he watched, his searching eye never missing a detail...      V n  
It's the first thing you see as you come round the corner. You can't miss it...      V n  
4       verb   If you miss the meaning or importance of something, you fail to understand or appreciate it.,   (Antonym: get)    Tambov had slightly missed the point...      V n  
5       verb   If you miss a chance or opportunity, you fail to take advantage of it.,   (Antonym: seize)    Williams knew that she had missed her chance of victory...      V n  
It was too good an opportunity to miss.      V n  
6       verb   If you miss someone who is no longer with you or who has died, you feel sad and wish that they were still with you.  
Your mama and I are gonna miss you at Christmas...      V n  
7       verb   If you miss something, you feel sad because you no longer have it or are no longer doing or experiencing it.  
I could happily move back into a flat if it wasn't for the fact that I'd miss my garden...      V n/-ing  
He missed having good friends.      V n/-ing  
8       verb   If you miss something such as a plane or train, you arrive too late to catch it.,   (Antonym: catch)    He missed the last bus home.      V n  
9       verb   If you miss something such as a meeting or an activity, you do not go to it or take part in it.  
It's a pity Makku and I had to miss our lesson last week...      V n  
`Are you coming to the show?'—`I wouldn't miss it for the world.'      V n  
10    If you give something a miss, you decide not to do it or not to go to it.  
give sth a miss      phrase   V inflects  
Do you mind if I give it a miss?     
    hit and miss  
    near miss  
    to miss the boat  
    not to miss a trick  
    trick   miss out  
1       phrasal verb   If you miss outon something that would be enjoyable or useful to you, you are not involved in it or do not take part in it.   (=lose out)  
We're missing out on a tremendous opportunity...      V P on n  
Well, I'm glad you could make it. I didn't want you to miss out.      V P  
2       phrasal verb   If you miss out something or someone, you fail to include them.  
  (BRIT)   (=leave out)  
There should be an apostrophe here, and look, you've missed out the word `men' altogether!...      V P n (not pron)  
What about Sally? You've missed her out.      V n P  
in AM, use leave out     

hit and miss      , hit-and-miss  
If something is hit and miss or hit or miss, it is sometimes successful and sometimes not.      adj  
Farming can be very much a hit-and-miss affair.     
hit or miss  
    hit and miss  
Miss     ( Misses    plural  )   (USED AS A TITLE OR A FORM OF ADDRESS)  
1       n-title   You use Miss in front of the name of a girl or unmarried woman when you are speaking to her or referring to her.  
It was nice talking to you, Miss Giroux...     
2       n-voc   In some schools, children address their women teachers as Miss.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
`Chivers!'—`Yes, Miss?'     
near miss        ( near misses    plural  ) , near-miss  
1       n-count   You can say that there is a near miss when something is nearly hit by another thing, for example by a vehicle or a bomb.   (=narrow escape)  
Details have been given of a near miss between two airliners over southern England earlier this week..., We've had a few near misses in the raids, as I expect you've noticed.     
2       n-count   A near miss is an attempt to do something which fails by a very small amount.  
...Milan's successful defence of the European Cup and near-miss in the Italian championship last season.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
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