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adjective missing pronunciation in American English /ˈmɪsɪŋ/
  1. if someone or something is missing, they are not where they should be and you do not know where they are

    We need to look to see if anything is missing.

    missing from:

    The key was missing from its usual place.

    Police are asking for a detailed account of the missing money.

    The family posted notices about the missing dog.

    report someone missing:

    The young woman’s boyfriend had already reported her missing.

    go missing:

    Important items of equipment have mysteriously gone missing.

    go missing:

    An inmate is reported to have gone missing.

    1. b.
    2. c.
      if someone is missing, they cannot be found after a battle or accident but are not known to be dead or taken prisoner

      Ten soldiers are still missing.

      be missing in action:

      Over 8,000 American soldiers are listed as missing in action.

      be missing, presumed/feared dead:

      The army report said his friend was missing, presumed dead.


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