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Main Entry: 1miss
Pronunciation: primarystressmis
Function: verb
Etymology: Old English missan "to fail to reach or get"
1 : to fail to hit, catch, reach, or get <miss a target> <miss the ball>
2 : 1ESCAPE 2, avoid <just missed being hurt>
3 a : to leave out : OMIT <missed their lunch> b : to fail to attend <missed three days of school>
4 : to discover or feel the absence of <missed our old friends>
5 : to fail to understand, sense, or experience <missed the main point of the story>
6 : MISFIRE 1 <the engine missed>


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