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Meaning of "give something a miss" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE SOMETHING A MISS

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WHAT DOES GIVE SOMETHING A MISS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of give something a miss in the English dictionary

The definition of give something a miss in the dictionary is to avoid.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVE SOMETHING A MISS

give someone a leg up
give someone a piece of one´s mind
give someone a row
give someone curry
give someone enough rope to hang himself
give someone hell
give someone his head
give someone one
give someone the air
give someone the benefit of the doubt
give someone the best
give someone the bird
give someone the cold shoulder
give someone the dingbats
give someone the flick
give someone the slip
give something a whirl
give something houseroom
give suck to
give the devil his due

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE SOMETHING A MISS

air miss
amiss
Cheremiss
demiss
dismiss
hit and miss
hit-and-miss
hit or miss
junior miss
koumiss
kumiss
miss
near miss
premiss
remiss
submiss
take amiss
take something amiss

Synonyms and antonyms of give something a miss in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «give something a miss» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIVE SOMETHING A MISS

Find out the translation of give something a miss to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of give something a miss from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «give something a miss» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

给东西错过
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dar algo a miss
570 millions of speakers

English

give something a miss
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुछ एक मिस दे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تعطي شيئا ملكة جمال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дать нечто мисс
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dar algo a miss
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কিছু একটা মিস করো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donner quelque chose à oublier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memberi sesuatu yang terlepas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

etwas geben, eine Miss
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

何かのミスを与える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뭔가 에게 미스 를 줄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menehi sesuatu sing ilang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cung cấp cho một cái gì đó bỏ lỡ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஏதாவது மிஸ் கொடுங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काहीतरी चुकू द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Özledim birşeyler vermek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dare qualcosa a perdere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dać coś miss
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дати щось міс
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

da ceva un dor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δώσει κάτι μια δεσποινίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

iets gee om ´n mis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ge något en miss
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gi noe en glipp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of give something a miss

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE SOMETHING A MISS»

The term «give something a miss» is normally little used and occupies the 148.356 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE SOMETHING A MISS»

Discover the use of give something a miss in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to give something a miss and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
To speak well or badly of someone: army: C.20. Ex chit, 1 and 2. See also have a good chit. give (something) a miss. To avoid doing something or seeing some person or thing; cease doing something: coll.: from ca. 1912. Ex billiards, give a ...
Eric Partridge, 2006
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Chambers Idioms
miss give (something) a miss (in/) to leave (something) out, not to go to ( something) etc: I think I'll give the party a miss. [A term from billiards — to give a miss is to give away points intentionally, by missing the ball, in ordec to be able to put the ...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
miss give (something) a miss (in/} to leave (something) out, not to go to ( something) etc: I think I'll give the party a miss. [A term from billiards — to give a miss is to give away points intentionally, by missing the ball, in order to be able to put the ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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Chambers Universal Learners' Dictionary
See also give (something) a miss below. missing adj not in the usual place or not able to be found : One of my earrings is missing from the box; The child has been missing since Tuesday; A search was made for the missing papers. be missing ...
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Rajpal Dictionary Of English Idioms & Phrases
... in front of you * The participants in a race are usually given two metre's start before the beginning of a race Give something a miss: Omit it or leave it alone * I will give the management course a miss Give something back: Restore or G 234.
Shori, A K, 2010
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Give: A Cognitive Linguistic Study
Both miss and give (something) a miss have the sense of “not experience ( something)”, but the give construction must be interpreted as an intentional act of avoidance, whereas the plain verb could be intentional or non-intentional. Another ...
John Newman, 1996
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Issues in Cognitive Linguistics: 1993 Proceedings of the ...
Both miss and give (something) a miss have the sense of 'avoid (something}', but the give construction must be interpreted as an intentional act of avoidance, whereas the plain verb could be intentional or non-intentional. Another component ...
Leon de Stadler, Christoph Eyrich, 1999
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Chambers Pocket Dictionary
give (something) a miss (coll) to refrain from doing, accepting, attending, etc. ( something). — v miss out 1 (tr) to fail to include; to leave out. 2 (intr; on) to fail to benefit (from) or participate (in). [OE missan] missing adj 1 absent; lost; not able to be ...
Elaine Higgleton, Howard Sargeant, Anne Seaton, 1992
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Harrap's essential English Dictionary
Have you missed me? □ The children miss the fields and the freedom to wander. □ We miss seeing the grandchildren. □ What do you miss most about your old life? o phrases 1 (informal) You give something a miss when you decide not to ...
‎1996
10
Oxford Thesaurus of English
1 miss someone/something out leave out, exclude, fail to include, except, miss, miss off, fail to mention, pass over, skip; Brit. informal give something a miss. 7 noun one hit and three misses: failure, omission, slip, blunder, error, 566 mistake,  ...
Maurice Waite, 2009

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIVE SOMETHING A MISS»

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Chateau de Versailles: A Must Do in Paris
If you want to give something a miss, I would say drop the Marie Antoinette's retreat. Reserve an entire day for the visit as the palace is about ... «iDiva.com, May 12»

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