verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for miss
Origin of miss1
OTHER WORDS FROM missmiss·a·ble, adjectiveun·miss·a·ble, adjectiveun·missed, adjective
Definition for miss (2 of 4)
noun, plural miss·es.
- a range of sizes, chiefly from 6 to 20, for garments that fit women of average height and build.
- the department or section of a store where these garments are sold.
- a garment in this size range.
Origin of miss2
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Definition for miss (3 of 4)
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Example sentences from the Web for miss
That includes a somewhat infamous 9-point miss in 1948, when Thomas Dewey didn’t actually defeat Harry Truman.The Polls Weren’t Great. But That’s Pretty Normal.|Nate Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org)|November 11, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Williams said her top concern was maintaining adequate staff because Mayo personnel were becoming exposed or infected in the community along with other people, forcing them to quarantine and miss work.With coronavirus cases spiking nationwide, all signs point to a harrowing autumn|Brady Dennis, Jacqueline Dupree, Marisa Iati|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
So much so that it’s easy to forget the big whiffs—and yet the list of misses is long.
The Texas hot links, the spare ribs, the turkey, the pulled pork, there’s nary a miss here.
Just like in 2016, the predictors were foiled by bad misses in polling in states like Florida and Ohio.What to Expect From the Election Turbulence to Come|Nick Fouriezos|November 4, 2020|Ozy
Ramos just missed being called for one police academy class.
But in a television landscape still so afraid of showing kids that LGBT people exist, it still feels like a missed opportunity.Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed|Melissa Leon|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When his agent asked if he missed his wife, his mind flashed to an image of Alison.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale|Tim Teeman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once a cadet dropped a brick from a third-story barracks window that barely missed Jackson.
But in the meantime, every day that goes by without these resources is a missed opportunity.
She glanced up at him softly, under long lashes,—a thrilling glance; but he missed its radiance, for his own eyes were far away.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
This was shown at the Paris Salon, 1889, and missed the gold medal by two votes.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
With hands nervously working within her muff, she suddenly missed the handkerchief which she had placed there.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Never in her life had the vicar's wife been guilty of profanity till now, but the opportunity was too golden to be missed.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
A gentleman being out a-shooting with Mr. Elwes, missed a dozen times successively.
British Dictionary definitions for miss (1 of 4)
Derived forms of missmissable, adjective
Word Origin for miss
British Dictionary definitions for miss (2 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for miss (3 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for miss (4 of 4)
Idioms and Phrases with miss
In addition to the idioms beginning with miss
- miss a beat
- miss by a mile
- miss fire
- miss is as good as a mile, a
- miss much
- miss out on
- miss the boat
- miss the point
- heart misses a beat
- hit or miss
- near miss
- not miss a trick