miscarry

verb mis·car·ry \ ˌmis-ˈker-ē , -ˈka-rē , ˈmis-ˌ \
Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of miscarry

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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of miscarry

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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miscarry Synonyms

Synonyms

misfire;

Near Antonyms

prevail, succeed;

flourish, prosper, thrive;

Phrases

come a cropper, come to grief, fall flat, fall short;


MISCARRY Defined for English Language Learners

miscarry

Definition of miscarry for English Language Learners

  • 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


MISCARRY Defined for Kids

miscarry

verb mis·car·ry \ mis-ˈker-ē \

Definition of miscarry for Students

miscarried; miscarrying
: to go wrong : fail
  • The plan miscarried.

Medical Dictionary

miscarry

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

medical Definition of miscarry

miscarried; miscarrying
: to suffer miscarriage of a fetus
  • miscarried several times before a viable offspring was born
— compare abort


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