[mis-out] /ˈmɪsˌaʊt/ noun 1. (in the game of craps) a losing throw of the dice.
- Miss out on something
verb phrase To fail to see, enjoy, etc, something; miss the boat: I’m sorry I missed out on the ice cream (1929+)
[mis-speek] /mɪsˈspik/ verb (used with or without object), misspoke, misspoken, misspeaking. 1. to speak, utter, or pronounce incorrectly. 2. to speak inaccurately, inappropriately, or too hastily. v. late 14c., “to say amiss,” also “to speak insultingly,” from mis- (1) + speak. Related: Misspeaking; misspoken. Old English missprecan meant “to grumble, murmur.”
[spes-uh-fahy] /ˈspɛs əˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), specified, specifying. 1. to mention or name or definitely; state in detail: He did not specify the amount needed. 2. to give a character to. 3. to set forth as a . 4. to name or state as a condition: He specified that he be given my power […]