miss out

miss out
1) PHRASAL VERB If you miss out on something that would be enjoyable or useful to you, you are not involved in it or do not take part in it.

[V P on n] We're missing out on a tremendous opportunity...

[V P] Well, I'm glad you could make it. I didn't want you to miss out.

Syn:
2) PHRASAL VERB If you miss out something or someone, you fail to include them. [BRIT]

[V P n (not pron)] There should be an apostrophe here, and look, you've missed out the word `men' altogether!...

[V n P] What about Sally? You've missed her out.

Syn:
(in AM, use leave out)

English dictionary. 2008.

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