- 1 (fail to hit) the bullet just missed himla bala le pasó rozandothe bullet just missed his shoulderla bala por poco le da en el hombrothe car only just missed himel coche por poco lo atropella
- 2 (fail to experience)perderseI wouldn't have missed it for anythingno me lo hubiera perdido por nada (en el mundo)you didn't miss much you've missed all the excitementte has perdido lo mejorluckily, we missed the worst of the tornadopor suerte, nos salvamos de lo peor del tornado
- 3 (fail to attend)faltar aI've never missed a day's worknunca he faltado al trabajoyou missed your appointment with the doctorno vino a la cita con el doctorI forgot all about the meeting and missed itse me pasó totalmente ir a la reuniónI missed the partyme 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 crowd
perderhabía tanta gente que no la viwe missed each otherno nos vimosto miss the boat o bus
nos 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) you missed three wrong spellingsse te pasaron (por alto) tres faltaswe missed the turningnos pasamos (de donde deberíamos haber doblado)I missed cleaning one windowse me pasó limpiar una ventanayou can't miss itlo va a ver enseguidayou've missed a bit
no tiene pérdida (Spain)te quedó un pedacito sin pintar ( or limpiar etc)he never misses my birthdaynunca se olvida de mi cumpleaños
- 6 (fail to hear, understand)(cue/remark)sorry, I missed that
no oírperdona, no te oíshe doesn't miss a thingno se le escapa una [colloquial]I think you've missed the pointme parece que no has entendidohe missed the true significance of thisno captó or se le escapó el verdadero significado de esto→ trick 1 4Example 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 vocation
dejar pasarerrar la vocaciónto miss one's footing he missed the rope and fellno 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 altogether
evitarsi vamos por Garden State Parkway nos evitamos pasar por Nueva Yorkhe missed death by inchespor poco se matato miss
-inghe just missed getting soakedpor poco se empapaI managed to miss hearing the whole story againlogré escaparme or librarme de que me lo contara otra vez
- 9 (regret absence of)(friend/country/comfort)I miss you (terribly)
echar de menos
extrañar (especially Latin America)te echo (muchísimo) de menosto miss
te extraño (muchísimo) (especially Latin America)
me haces mucha falta (Latin America)
-ingI miss going for walks in the countryecho de menos or (especially Latin America) extraño mis paseos por el campoI miss working with youecho 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)echar en falta or de menoswhen did you first miss the necklace?¿cuándo te diste cuenta de que te faltaba el collar?come on, you won't miss five dollars
¿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?
no dar en el blanco¡fallaste ( or falló etc)!1.2 (fail) [colloquial] she sends a card every year, she never misses
¡(le) erraste ( or erró etc)!manda una tarjeta todos los años sin falta or manda una tarjeta todos los años, nunca falla1.3 [colloquial](car/engine)
- 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 misses
fallo (masculine)erró el tiro dos veces por mala suerteto give something a miss [colloquial]I'd give that restaurant a miss if I were youyo que tú no pisaría ese restaurante [colloquial]I think I'll give swimming a miss this afternooncreo que esta tarde voy a pasar de ir a nadar [colloquial]a miss is as good as a mile see also → near missExample 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)
(line/paragraph)I felt I'd been missed out deliberately (British English)
sentí que me habían excluido deliberadamente2verb + adverb (fail to profit) don't miss out; reserve your free tickets
no se lo pierda, reserve sus entradas gratuitasto miss out
siento que estoy desaprovechando or desperdiciando mi vidahe never misses out on a chance to make money
nunca se pierde una oportunidad de hacer dinerohumorless people miss out on so much
la gente sin sentido del humor no sabe lo que se pierde
- 1also: Miss(as title) can I introduce Miss (Jane) Smithpermítanme presentarles a la señorita (Jane) SmithMiss WorldMiss Mundothe Misses Johnson [dated]las señoritas (de) JohnsonMiss Elizabeth [dated](in US: matron)
doña Elizabeth(in UK: younger sister)
la señorita Elizabeth
la 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 answeryo lo sé, señoritaexcuse me, Missperdone, 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]jovencita (feminine)a cheeky/pretty little missuna 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!