The English word "miss" has a couple of different meanings.
If you mean "miss" as in "I miss my ASL teacher" or "I miss you"
then use the version of MISS that pokes the chin with an index
If you mean "miss" as in the opposite of "catch" then use the
version of "miss" that starts with a splayed 5-hand to the
side/front of the head that moves across/in-front-of your face and
ends up in an "S"-handshape.
MISS-(fail to hit, reach, catch, meet, or otherwise make contact
Now, if you are thinking, "Wait, the sign for 'guess' looks a lot like the
sign for 'miss,'" -- you are correct. These two signs (guess and
miss) are almost the
same. The specific meaning is going to rely heavily on context (the
rest of your sentence and the situation) and
your facial expression.
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