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flunk

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verb \ˈfləŋk\

Definition of flunk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to fail especially in an examination or course

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to give a failing grade to

  5. 2 :  to get a failing grade or result in

flunker

noun

Examples of flunk in a Sentence

  1. If I flunk this class, I have to take it over again.

  2. If I flunk, I have to take this class over again.

  3. The teacher had to flunk two students.

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Origin and Etymology of flunk

perhaps blend of flinch and funk


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flunk

noun

Definition of flunk

  1. :  an act or instance of flunking

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First Known Use of flunk

1846


FLUNK Defined for English Language Learners

flunk

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verb

Definition of flunk for English Language Learners

  • : to get a failing grade in (something, such as an examination or course)

  • : to give a failing grade to (someone)


FLUNK Defined for Kids

flunk

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verb \ˈfləŋk\

Definition of flunk for Students

flunked

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flunking

  1. :  1fail 1 I flunked the test.



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