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miscarry

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verb mis·car·ry \ˌmis-ˈker-ē, -ˈka-rē, ˈmis-ˌ\

Simple Definition of miscarry

  • 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of miscarry

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  to come to harm

  3. 2 :  to suffer miscarriage of a fetus

  4. 3 :  to fail to achieve the intended purpose :  go wrong or amiss <the plan miscarried>

  5. 4 :  to fail to reach the intended destination <the letter has miscarried>

Examples of miscarry in a sentence

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



14th Century

First Known Use of miscarry

14th century

Rhymes with miscarry


MISCARRY Defined for Kids

miscarry

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verb mis·car·ry \mis-ˈker-ē\

Definition of miscarry for Students

miscarriedmiscarrying

  1. :  to go wrong :  fail <The plan miscarried.>




Medical Dictionary

miscarry

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intransitive verb mis·car·ry \(ˈ)mis-ˈkar-ē\

Medical Definition of miscarry

miscarried; miscarrying

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





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