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I/you/we/theymiss out
he/she/itmisses out
present participlemissing out
past tensemissed out
past participlemissed out
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to lose an opportunity to do or have something

    We will be repeating the questions later, so you won't miss out.

    miss out on:

    He narrowly missed out on the world record.

  2. 2
    [transitive] British to fail to include someone or something, usually by accident

    An important fact had been missed out.

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