missing in action

Definition of missing in action

used to say that a soldier cannot be found after a battle and might have been killed, captured, or wounded
  • soldiers who are missing in action

Word by Word Definitions

missing play
  1. : absent

action play
  1. : a thing done : deed

  2. : the accomplishment of a thing usually over a period of time, in stages, or with the possibility of repetition

  3. : behavior, conduct


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