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12 / 06 / 2008

TO MISS-4 (REVISION): meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today is the fourth day we are looking at different meanings and uses of the verb to miss. Today's meaning of miss is:

-to escape or avoid something that is unpleasant or uncomfortable

Example 1:
I drive for more than an hour every morning to get to work. I leave at 5:00 AM in order to miss a lot of traffic.

In example 1, the speaker leaves early so there won't be as much traffic. She misses the heavy traffic.

Example 2:
I narrowly missed being given a prison sentence for a crime I didn't commit.

In this example, the speaker avoids going to prison (with the help of a good lawyer?).

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