- 1 (fail to hit) See examples: the bullet just missed himthe bullet just missed his shoulderla bala le pasó rozandothe car only just missed himla bala por poco le da en el hombroel coche por poco lo atropella
- 2 (fail to experience)I wouldn't have missed it for anythingperderseyou didn't miss much you've missed all the excitementno me lo hubiera perdido por nada (en el mundo)luckily, we missed the worst of the tornadote has perdido lo mejorpor suerte, nos salvamos de lo peor del tornado
- 3 (fail to attend)I've never missed a day's workfaltar ayou missed your appointment with the doctornunca he faltado al trabajoI forgot all about the meeting and missed itno vino a la cita con el doctorI missed the partyse me pasó totalmente ir a la reuniónme perdí la fiestaExample sentences
- University courses are routinely recorded and put online for students who miss class or for those who cannot afford to attend full time.
- He was expected to miss the first two matches, against Sri Lanka on Thursday and India on Saturday, but it looks as though he may face an even longer lay-off.
- This way the student who misses class for a field trip or a university sponsored event is not penalized as long as said student is regular in attendance the rest of the semester.
- 4 (fail to catch)(bus/train/plane/flight)I missed her in the crowdwe missed each otherhabía tanta gente que no la vito miss the boat o busno nos vimosnos desencontramos (Southern Cone)perder el trenExample sentences
- I even scored on the next play when the first baseman missed the throw from third.
- Apparently, a ways back, one of their players was bit by the wolf after missing a pass and rolling out of bounds.
- Krista misses the bullet pass and the pro-sized foot ball ricochets off the far fence and into the gutter.
- The scheme includes a pledge that if a passenger misses a bus because it is running more than one minute early they will be able to claim back a free ticket.
- I had just missed some vehicles which were going to Mporokoso and so I had to jump on a private light truck.
- Well, if you let me see your ticket, I'll make sure you two girls get on the right train so you don't miss your ferry.
- 5 (overlook, fail to notice) See examples: you missed three wrong spellingswe missed the turningse te pasaron (por alto) tres faltasI missed cleaning one windownos pasamos (de donde deberíamos haber doblado)you can't miss itse me pasó limpiar una ventanayou've missed a bitlo va a ver enseguidahe never misses my birthdayte quedó un pedacito sin pintar ( or limpiar etc)nunca se olvida de mi cumpleaños
- 6 (fail to hear, understand)(cue/remark)sorry, I missed thatno oírshe doesn't miss a thingperdona, no te oíI think you've missed the pointno se le escapa una [colloquial]he missed the true significance of thisme parece que no has entendido→ trick 1 4no captó or se le escapó el verdadero significado de estoExample sentences
- We miss the point that the point of listening is just to listen.
- What Matt said in his last statement contains some good points but a lot of folks still miss the point about globalization.
- The critics who protest that he hasn't consulted the most recent speculations on the origins of life miss the point.
- 7(chance)to miss one's vocationdejar pasarto miss one's footing he missed the rope and fellerrar la vocaciónno logró asirse de la cuerda y cayóExample sentences
- Looking back, are there any opportunities you missed out on that you can see now but didn't realize then?
- The anti-war protests had been organised as an opportunity for those who missed out on the 1.5 million strong march in London last month.
- If they moved away, they lost rights to cheaper education and missed out on job opportunities.
- 8 (avoid)(town/rush/crowds)if we take Garden State Parkway, we miss New York altogetherhe missed death by inchessi vamos por Garden State Parkway nos evitamos pasar por Nueva Yorkto misspor poco se mata
-inghe just missed getting soakedI managed to miss hearing the whole story againpor poco se empapalogré escaparme or librarme de que me lo contara otra vez
- 9 (regret absence of)(friend/country/comfort)I miss you (terribly)echar de menosto misste echo (muchísimo) de menoste extraño (muchísimo) (especially Latin America)
-ingI miss going for walks in the countryI miss working with youecho de menos or (especially Latin America) extraño mis paseos por el campoecho de menos or (especially Latin America) extraño trabajar contigoExample sentences
- Old stock of the area, he will be sadly missed by family members and friends.
- He will be sadly missed and deeply mourned by his sorrowing family.
- He will be sadly missed and greatly mourned by his sorrowing family and friends.
- Yes, I still craved my bread and missed my orange juice.
- Ok, I missed the bread and coffee but it still went down well.
- I really, really miss the smell of bread baking.
- 10 (notice absence of)when did you first miss the necklace?echar en falta or de menoscome on, you won't miss five dollars¿cuándo te diste cuenta de que te faltaba el collar?¿cuándo echaste en falta or de menos el collar?dale ¿que más te dan cinco dólares?Example sentences
- Jim Lauchlan's absence was not missed as Sean Hessey also kept it tight in the middle.
- We hadn't missed the money we were paying the lawn service, but we noticed it when we stopped.
- That's the thing the media has never asked: didn't you miss the money?
- 1.1(bullet)missed!no dar en el blanco1.2 (fail) [colloquial] she sends a card every year, she never misses¡fallaste ( or falló etc)!¡(le) erraste ( or erró etc)!1.3 [colloquial]manda una tarjeta todos los años sin falta or manda una tarjeta todos los años, nunca falla(car/engine)Example sentences
- The bullet narrowly missed her spine and passed through her body before lodging in Scott's left thigh.
- Although the plane narrowly missed the Relais Bleu hotel, it completely destroyed the Hotelissmo next door.
- First his family sought refuge in an abandoned building, narrowly missing two land mines.
- I was just looking for the entry form in the paper when the plane's engine started missing and spluttering.
- A Barnes technician could even hear the engine missing over his cellphone.
- She lashed out at him now, her arms and legs flailing wildly, her kicks and punches missing their target by a considerable margin.
- But unfortunately for him, the bomb missed the target and exploded on the street.
- Even if a Japanese bomb missed its target, it was likely to find something worth blowing up.
- (failure to hit)she had two unlucky missesto give something a miss [colloquial]I'd give that restaurant a miss if I were youerró el tiro dos veces por mala suerteI think I'll give swimming a miss this afternoonyo que tú no pisaría ese restaurante [colloquial]a miss is as good as a mile see also → near misscreo que esta tarde voy a pasar de ir a nadar [colloquial]Example sentences
- And then Ulster paid the penalty for those misses when the Saints again paid a rare visit upfield for Grayson to level with an angled kick.
- It was a dreadful miss and certainly proved a costly one.
- Ten minutes from the end King made up for his dreadful miss with a terrific right-foot curler which sailed into the top corner.
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (leave out)
- 1also: Miss(as title) can I introduce Miss (Jane) SmithMiss Worldpermítanme presentarles a la señorita (Jane) Smiththe Misses Johnson [dated]Miss MundoMiss Elizabeth [dated]las señoritas (de) Johnson(in US: matron)doña Elizabeth(in UK: younger sister)la señorita Elizabethla niña Elizabeth (Latin America)Example sentences
- Good morning, Misses Wessons and Mister Linwood.
- Hello Mister and Misses customer, how may I help you two today?
- The New York Times, for example, stopped using titles like Mrs and Miss with the names of women.
- 2also: Miss(as form of address) please, Miss, I know the answerexcuse me, Missyo lo sé, señoritaperdone, señoritaExample sentences
- My impertinent classmate chimed in: ‘What, Miss, is a good mark for a parachute packer?’
- To those who stay, all instructors will be addressed as Mister or Miss.
- It's all about education, education, education - and by the way, Miss, the dog ate my homework?
- 3 (young girl) [dated]a cheeky/pretty little missjovencita (feminine)una descarada/guapa jovencitaExample sentences
- It is at this site that I found the young miss pictured here.
- I spoke only half in jest when I said that the young miss might tell us something of history.
- Anyway, if the young miss above should visit, she'd fit right in!
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