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      vb  
1    to fail to reach, hit, meet, find, or attain (some specified or implied aim, goal, target, etc.)  
2    tr   to fail to attend or be present for  
to miss a train, to miss an appointment     
3    tr   to fail to see, hear, understand, or perceive  
to miss a point     
4    tr   to lose, overlook, or fail to take advantage of  
to miss an opportunity     
5    tr   to leave out; omit  
to miss an entry in a list     
6    tr   to discover or regret the loss or absence of  
he missed his watch, she missed him     
7    tr   to escape or avoid (something, esp. a danger), usually narrowly  
he missed death by inches     
8    miss the boat or bus   to lose an opportunity  
      n  
9    a failure to reach, hit, meet, find, etc.  
10    give (something) a miss  
Informal   to avoid (something)  
give the lecture a miss, give the pudding a miss        (See also)        miss out  
     (Old English missan (meaning: to fail to hit); related to Old High German missan, Old Norse missa)  
  missable      adj  
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miss          [2]  
      n  
Informal   an unmarried woman or girl, esp. a schoolgirl  
     (C17: shortened form of mistress)  

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Miss         
      n   a title of an unmarried woman or girl, usually used before the surname or sometimes alone in direct address  
     (C17: shortened from mistress)  


air miss  
      n   a situation in which two aircraft pass very close to one another in the air; near miss  
hit-and-miss  
      adj  
Informal   random; haphazard  
a hit-and-miss affair, the technique is very hit and miss        (Also)    hit or miss  
miss   [1]  
      vb  
1    to fail to reach, hit, meet, find, or attain (some specified or implied aim, goal, target, etc.)  
2    tr   to fail to attend or be present for  
to miss a train, to miss an appointment     
3    tr   to fail to see, hear, understand, or perceive  
to miss a point     
4    tr   to lose, overlook, or fail to take advantage of  
to miss an opportunity     
5    tr   to leave out; omit  
to miss an entry in a list     
6    tr   to discover or regret the loss or absence of  
he missed his watch, she missed him     
7    tr   to escape or avoid (something, esp. a danger), usually narrowly  
he missed death by inches     
8    miss the boat or bus   to lose an opportunity  
      n  
9    a failure to reach, hit, meet, find, etc.  
10    give (something) a miss  
Informal   to avoid (something)  
give the lecture a miss, give the pudding a miss        (See also)        miss out  
     (Old English missan (meaning: to fail to hit); related to Old High German missan, Old Norse missa)  
  missable      adj  
miss   [2]  
      n  
Informal   an unmarried woman or girl, esp. a schoolgirl  
     (C17: shortened form of mistress)  
Miss.  
      abbrev. for   Mississippi  
miss out  
      vb  
1    tr, adv   to leave out; overlook  
2    intr, adv; often foll by: on   to fail to experience  
by leaving early you missed out on the celebrations     
near miss  
      n  
1    a bomb, shell, etc., that does not exactly hit the target  
2    any attempt or shot that just fails to be successful  
3    an incident in which two vehicles narrowly avoid collision  

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Mississippi  
      n  
1    a state of the southeastern U.S., on the Gulf of Mexico: consists of a largely forested undulating plain, with swampy regions in the northwest and on the coast, the Mississippi river forming the W border; cotton, rice, and oil. Capital: Jackson. Pop.: 2730501 (1997 est.). Area: 122496 sq. km (47296 sq. miles),   (Abbrevs.)    Miss            (with zip code)   MS  
2    a river in the central U.S., rising in NW Minnesota and flowing generally south to the Gulf of Mexico through several mouths, known as the Passes: the second longest river in North America (after its tributary, the Missouri), with the third largest drainage basin in the world (after the Amazon and the Congo). Length: 3780 km (2348 miles)  


air miss  
      n   a situation in which two aircraft pass very close to one another in the air; near miss  
hit-and-miss  
      adj  
Informal   random; haphazard  
a hit-and-miss affair, the technique is very hit and miss        (Also)    hit or miss  
miss   [1]  
      vb  
1    to fail to reach, hit, meet, find, or attain (some specified or implied aim, goal, target, etc.)  
2    tr   to fail to attend or be present for  
to miss a train, to miss an appointment     
3    tr   to fail to see, hear, understand, or perceive  
to miss a point     
4    tr   to lose, overlook, or fail to take advantage of  
to miss an opportunity     
5    tr   to leave out; omit  
to miss an entry in a list     
6    tr   to discover or regret the loss or absence of  
he missed his watch, she missed him     
7    tr   to escape or avoid (something, esp. a danger), usually narrowly  
he missed death by inches     
8    miss the boat or bus   to lose an opportunity  
      n  
9    a failure to reach, hit, meet, find, etc.  
10    give (something) a miss  
Informal   to avoid (something)  
give the lecture a miss, give the pudding a miss        (See also)        miss out  
     (Old English missan (meaning: to fail to hit); related to Old High German missan, Old Norse missa)  
  missable      adj  
miss   [2]  
      n  
Informal   an unmarried woman or girl, esp. a schoolgirl  
     (C17: shortened form of mistress)  
Miss         
      n   a title of an unmarried woman or girl, usually used before the surname or sometimes alone in direct address  
     (C17: shortened from mistress)  
Miss.  
      abbrev. for   Mississippi  
miss out  
      vb  
1    tr, adv   to leave out; overlook  
2    intr, adv; often foll by: on   to fail to experience  
by leaving early you missed out on the celebrations     
near miss  
      n  
1    a bomb, shell, etc., that does not exactly hit the target  
2    any attempt or shot that just fails to be successful  
3    an incident in which two vehicles narrowly avoid collision  

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miss         

[

1]  

      vb  
1    avoid, be late for, blunder, err, escape, evade, fail, fail to grasp, fail to notice, forego, lack, leave out, let go, let slip, lose, miscarry, mistake, omit, overlook, pass over, pass up, skip, slip, trip  
2    feel the loss of, hunger for, long for, need, pine for, want, wish, yearn for  
      n  
3    blunder, error, failure, fault, loss, mistake, omission, oversight, want  

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miss          [2]  
      n   damsel, girl, lass, lassie     (informal)   maid, maiden, schoolgirl, spinster, young lady  

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miss the forest for the trees n.
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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