be missing

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be missing(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be absent or not in the usual place)
a. faltar
The safe is open and all the money is missing.La caja fuerte está abierta y falta todo el dinero.
b. no estar
Most of his friends attended the funeral, but Jenny was missing.La mayoría de sus amigos asistieron al funeral, pero Jenny no estaba.
2. (to be lost)
a. perderse
I'm calling because my credit card is missing and I cannot find it. I would like to cancel it.Llamo porque se me perdió la tarjeta de crédito y no la encuentro. Desearía cancelarla.
b. haberse perdido
My keys were missing and I couldn't enter the house.Se me habían perdido las llaves y no podía entrar en casa.
3. (to have disappeared)
a. estar desaparecido
Many people died in the earthquake and hundreds are missing.Muchas personas fallecieron en el terremoto y cientos están desaparecidos.
b. haber desaparecido
Fifty soldiers were missing in action.Cincuenta soldados habían desaparecido en combate.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mrs. Hamilton's husband is missing since July.El esposo de la Sra Hamilton lleva desaparecido desde julio.
Three days after he was last seen, the boy is still missing.Tres días después de haber sido visto por última vez, el chico sigue desaparecido.
4. (to lack)
a. faltar
You are missing a button on your shirt.Te falta un botón de la camisa.
b. no tener
The church tower is missing the clock.La torre de la iglesia no tiene reloj.
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