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miss1

miss1

 
pronunciation:
mIs
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: missed, misses, missing
definition 1: to fail to hit, catch, reach, cross, or in any way touch or contact (a particular object).
The batter missed the ball.I missed the plane because of the traffic to the airport.
antonyms:
catch, find, hit
similar words:
fumble, goof up, muff
definition 2: to fail to see, hear, understand, or otherwise grasp.
I missed that. What did he say?He doesn't listen carefully, so he frequently misses the point.
antonyms:
catch, get, hear, notice, observe, see
similar words:
disregard, garble, ignore, lose, misunderstand, overlook
definition 3: to fail to perform, attend, or otherwise experience.
I missed two classes because I was sick.We missed that movie when it was in theaters so we rented it recently.They missed going to the games this year because the tickets were sold out.
antonyms:
attend
similar words:
abstain from, forgo, neglect, pass up, refrain from, shun, skip, waste
definition 4: to fail to achieve or attain.
They missed a good chance.
synonyms:
muff, pass up
antonyms:
achieve
similar words:
avoid, dodge, evade, forgo, lose, neglect, shun, sidestep, skip
definition 5: to avoid, escape, or evade.
The car missed the tree.
synonyms:
avoid, escape, evade
antonyms:
meet
similar words:
dodge, elude, sidestep
definition 6: to feel sad or lonely in the absence of.
She misses her family now that she's so far away.He never thought he would miss his job once he retired, but he does.I miss spending time with my friends; we're all so busy these days.I don't miss having a car; it was too expensive to keep it in the city.
similar words:
desiderate, lack, long for, pine for, want
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to fail to hit, catch, or otherwise touch something such as a target, ball, or other object.
He swung hard, but he missed.
synonyms:
muff
similar words:
fumble
definition 2: to fail; not succeed.
His intended compliment missed completely.
synonyms:
bomb, fail, flop
similar words:
flunk, foul up, lose, misfire
 
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, near miss
definition 2: any failure or omission.
Our plan turned out to be a miss.
synonyms:
bomb, defeat, failure, fiasco, flop, omission
similar words:
blunder, deletion, error, misstep, mistake, oversight, skip, slip, slip-up
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  • missing:
    not able to be found; lost.
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