1 not hit/catch/reach sth
ADV. completely | just, narrowly The plane crashed, narrowly missing a hotel.
PREP. by The bullet missed his head by only a few inches.
2 not hear/see/understand
ADV. completely He completely missed the point of what I was saying.
VERB + MISS can't The station is just down this road on the left. You can't miss it.
3 feel sad because sb is not with you
ADV. dreadfully, a lot, really, terribly, very much Your father misses you dreadfully. I still miss her a lot.
PHRASES be greatly/sadly/sorely missed Anne, who died on 22 July, will be sadly missed by all who knew her.