miscarry


mis·car·ry

verb \ˌmis-ˈker-ē, -ˈka-rē, ˈmis-ˌ\

medical : to have a miscarriage : to experience the early and unexpected end of a pregnancy

: to go wrong : to fail to achieve the intended purpose

Full Definition of MISCARRY

intransitive verb
1
obsolete :  to come to harm
2
:  to suffer miscarriage of a fetus
3
:  to fail to achieve the intended purpose :  go wrong or amiss <the plan miscarried>
4
:  to fail to reach the intended destination <the letter has miscarried>

Examples of MISCARRY

  1. <the scheme to save the stranded dolphins miscarried, and all were lost>

First Known Use of MISCARRY

14th century

Related to MISCARRY

Synonyms
misfire, come a cropper, come to grief, fall flat, fall short

Rhymes with MISCARRY

mis·car·ry

intransitive verb \(ˈ)mis-ˈkar-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
mis·car·riedmis·car·ry·ing

Medical Definition of MISCARRY

: to suffer miscarriage of a fetus <miscarried several times before a viable offspring was born>—compare abort

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