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The plane missed the runway in the rain.
He aimed a kick at it and missed.
We were late and missed the first part of the concert.
I had to miss a week of school.
We must have missed each other by about an hour.
I wouldn't miss the annual Christmas party for the world.
I missed most of what she said.
He caught most of the mistakes but missed a few.
Sue had missed the point entirely.
The house is next to the station – you can't miss it.
He was a tower of strength, and we miss him enormously.
This is the American English definition of miss. View British English definition of miss.
the sending of images and photographs from one mobile phone to another
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