NOTE: Metaphorical sense includes 'fail to achieve a set/specific goal'
The bullet missed his heart by a couple of centimetres.
I swerved to avoid the other car and only just missed a tree.
He threw a book at me, but he missed.
Her remarks never miss their mark.
The firm reports that it will miss its second quarter earnings goals.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7
Commentary: Includes: MISS OUT
NOTE: This also includes deliberate failure (avoidance).
I missed the start of the exam because my bus was late.
I often miss breakfast and have an early lunch instead.
You should leave early if you want to miss the rush hour.
I missed the train this morning and had to take the bus.
Fortunately, I missed the hurricane.
I'm trying to find an excuse for missing the office party.
You are missing the fun!
The child missed out on a happy childhood.
I missed the beginning of the film.
Her latest movie is too good to miss.
Sorry I missed you at the party.
You don't miss much, do you?
I think Bill is missing the point here.
You never miss a beat do you?
Sally seldom misses a spelling error.
The restaurant is on the corner next to a bank, you can't miss it.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 4, 5, 9
This film is missing dramatic tension.
John's cufflinks are missing from his drawer.
Sally's cat has been missing for two weeks.
Nothing is missing in this sauce.
What else is missing from the files?
My teddy bear is now missing an ear.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6, 8
He was halfway home before he missed his wallet.
The children miss their father.
Sally and Tom miss the bad old days.
I miss having them live next door.
What do you miss most about your home?
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
The car engine missed and began making worrisome noises.