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To lose the chance or opportunity to do or experience something. Because I was so sick last week, I missed out on the chance to see my sister while she was in town. If you don't call the recruiter back right away, you're going to miss out.
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miss out (on something)and lose out (on something)
to fail to participate in something; to fail to take part in something. I'm sorry I missed out on the ice cream. I lost out on getting in the class photo because I was sick that day.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
To be unable or fail to participate in something: I missed out on last month's concert because I was out of town. There's a lot going on at the fair, so set aside the whole day or you'll miss out!
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