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Definition of mist noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    mist

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    NAmE//mɪst//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a cloud of very small drops of water in the air just above the ground, that make it difficult to see The hills were shrouded in mist. Early morning mist patches will soon clear. (figurative) The origins of the story are lost in the mists of time (= forgotten because it happened such a long time ago). (figurative) She gazed at the scene through a mist of tears. Topic CollocationsThe Weathergood weather be bathed in/bask in/be blessed with/enjoy bright/brilliant/glorious sunshine the sun shines/warms something/beats down (on something) the sunshine breaks/streams through something fluffy/wispy clouds drift across the sky a gentle/light/stiff/cool/warm breeze blows in/comes in off the sea the snow crunches beneath/under somebody's feet/bootsbad weather thick/dark/storm clouds form/gather/roll in/cover the sky/block out the sun the sky darkens/turns black a fine mist hangs in the air a dense/heavy/thick fog rolls in the rain falls/comes down (in buckets/sheets)/pours down snow falls/comes down/covers something/blankets something the wind blows/whistles/howls/picks up/whips through something/sweeps across something strong/gale-force winds blow/gust (up to 80 mph) a storm is approaching/is moving inland/hits/strikes/rages thunder rolls/rumbles/sounds (forked/sheet) lightning strikes/hits/flashes a (blinding/snow) blizzard hits/strikes/blows/rages a tornado touches down/hits/strikes/destroys something/rips through something forecast/expect/predict rain/snow/a category-four hurricane rain pours (down) get caught in/seek shelter from/escape the rain be covered/shrouded in mist/a blanket of fog be in for/brave/shelter from a/the storm hear rolling/distant thunder be battered/buffeted by strong winds battle against/brave the elementsthe weather improves the sun breaks through the clouds the sky clears/brightens (up)/lightens (up) the clouds part/clear the rain stops/lets up/holds off the wind dies down the storm passes the mist/fog lifts/clears compare fog see also misty
  2. 2[singular] a fine spray of liquid, for example, from an aerosol can
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