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miss1

miss1

 
pronunciation:
mIs
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: missed, misses, missing
definition 1: to fail to hit, catch, reach, cross, or touch.
He missed the ball.I missed the plane.
antonyms:
catch, find, hit
similar words:
fumble
definition 2: to fail to see, hear, or understand.
He missed what I said.
antonyms:
get, hear, notice, observe, see
similar words:
disregard, ignore, lose, misunderstand, overlook
definition 3: to fail to perform, attend, or otherwise experience.
I missed the concert.
antonyms:
attend
similar words:
abstain from, neglect, shun, skip, waste
definition 4: to fail to do or get.
They missed a good chance of winning the game.
antonyms:
achieve
similar words:
avoid, dodge, evade, lose, neglect, shun, sidestep, skip
definition 5: to avoid or escape.
The car missed the tree.
synonyms:
avoid, evade
antonyms:
meet
similar words:
dodge, elude, sidestep
definition 6: to feel sad or lonely without.
She missed her friend.
similar words:
lack, long for, want
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a failure to hit or catch something.
She made five baskets in a row before a miss.
antonyms:
catch, hit
similar words:
fumble, muff
definition 2: any failure or thing that is left out.
Our plan turned out to be a miss.
synonyms:
bomb, defeat, failure, flop
similar words:
blunder, error, mistake, oversight, slip
Word Builder: miss +
  • missing:
    not able to be found; lost.
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