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Thread: Miss

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    (1) If we miss the rush hour, we should be there on time.

    This sentence strikes me as strange, because at least to me "miss" implies that the action was unsuccessful. But the "miss" in (1) sounds as if a successful action was made!

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    Re: Miss

    Miss here just means avoid (to escape or avoid: narrowly missed crashing into the tree), and avoiding the rush hour is indeed a successful action.

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