—used before the name of a place or of a line of activity or before some epithet to khung a title for a usually young unmarried female who is representative of the thing indicated


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Verb He swung & missed the ball completely. The shot missed the goal by inches. The batter swung & missed. She took three shots & missed every time. I would hate lớn miss this opportunity. She could have joined us, but she missed her chance. They missed a payment on their car loan. He was in such a hurry that he missed breakfast. See More
An adult female who was previously missing was found on Sunday afternoon, Upper Makefield Fire Chief Tim Brewer told reporters during a news conference. —Victoria Arancio, ABC News, 16 July 2023 Remarkably, Judge still leads the team in home runs (19) và RBI (40) despite missing the last six weeks. —Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 16 July 2023 By the time the remains of the missing woman, Shannan Gilbert, were found one year later, at least 10 sets of human remains had been recovered across two Long Island counties. —Ray Sanchez, CNN, 16 July 2023 Don"t miss any Orioles news, notes & info all baseball season & beyond. —Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 16 July 2023 Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE"s không lấy phí daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has lớn offer, from juicy celebrity news lớn compelling human interest stories. —Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 16 July 2023 The Tigers, seemingly focused on his four-seam fastball, only swung seven times (and didn"t miss) at his 18 sliders. —Evan Petzold, Detroit không tính phí Press, 16 July 2023 Groom barely missed qualifying for the 2004 Summer Olympics, và injuries soon forced him from competition. —Gus Garcia-Roberts, Anchorage Daily News, 15 July 2023 Parrott said the giraffes don’t seem khổng lồ care but the bears, wolves & chimpanzees clearly notice the empty visitor paths by their enclosure and seem to miss the company. —Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, 1 July 2020
The 27-year-old got 16 swings và misses, with at least one on all five of his pitches. —Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 14 July 2023 Luzardo drew 19 swings và misses, 12 of which came on his slider, frequently burying that pitch toward the back foot of righthanded hitters. —Julian Mc
Williams, Boston
, 29 June 2023 Insiders concede the film, starring Ezra Miller, is a huge miss and is being rejected by audiences on a wholesale basis. —Pamela Mc
Clintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 June 2023 His major miss, however, is in the magnitude of the change. —WSJ, 15 June 2023 Sam Jones, 1957, Boston Celtics Lots of recent misses at No. 8 (Marquese Chriss, Stanley Johnson và Nik Stauskas were picked eighth in consecutive seasons). —Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2023 Wolves coaches frantically tried khổng lồ set the defense in case of a second miss. —Michael Rand, Star Tribune, 21 Jan. 2021 The biggest miss among many pollsters four years ago was not accounting for the educational makeup of the electorate. —Bill Ruthhart, chicagotribune.com, 23 Oct. 2020 Even when Susan points out his miss, the well-coiffed litterer ignores her. —Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, 7 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History


Middle English, from Old English missan; akin to Old High German missan lớn miss

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