miscarry

verb
mis·​car·​ry | \ ˌmis-ˈker-ē How to pronounce miscarry (audio) , -ˈka-rē, ˈmis-ˌker-ē, -ˌka-rē \
miscarried; miscarrying; miscarries

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

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Examples of miscarry in a Sentence

the scheme to save the stranded dolphins miscarried, and all were lost
Recent Examples on the Web But experts and advocates fear repercussions could reach even further, affecting care for women who miscarry, couples seeking fertility treatments and access to some forms of contraception. Lindsay Whitehurst And Lindsey Tanner, Anchorage Daily News, 24 May 2022 And as my colleague Melissa Gira Grant has noted, there is already a movement afoot in some jurisdictions for law-enforcement agencies to scrutinize pregnant women who miscarry or give birth to stillborn children even while Roe is intact. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 9 May 2022 Many people who develop Asherman's cannot conceive, and those who do often miscarry. Sarah N. Lynch, Health.com, 15 Oct. 2021 This is largely because many livestock ranchers don’t want the competition for space and grass, and are worried about the spread of brucellosis, a disease that can cause livestock, as well as deer, elk, and other wildlife, to miscarry their fetuses. Louise Johns, Wired, 12 June 2021 This is largely because many livestock ranchers don’t want the competition for space and grass, and are worried about the spread of brucellosis, a disease that can cause livestock, as well as deer, elk, and other wildlife, to miscarry their fetuses. Louise Johns, Wired, 12 June 2021 This is largely because many livestock ranchers don’t want the competition for space and grass, and are worried about the spread of brucellosis, a disease that can cause livestock, as well as deer, elk, and other wildlife, to miscarry their fetuses. Louise Johns, Wired, 12 June 2021 The process used to come up with the 82% figure ignores any women who were vaccinated in the first and second trimester and didn't miscarry, data thathas not yet been released. Chiara Vercellone, USA TODAY, 25 July 2021 This is largely because many livestock ranchers don’t want the competition for space and grass, and are worried about the spread of brucellosis, a disease that can cause livestock, as well as deer, elk, and other wildlife, to miscarry their fetuses. Louise Johns, Wired, 12 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of miscarry

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 Jun 2022

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“Miscarry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscarry. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for miscarry

miscarry

verb
mis·​car·​ry | \ mis-ˈker-ē How to pronounce miscarry (audio) \
miscarried; miscarrying

Kids Definition of miscarry

: to go wrong : fail The plan miscarried.

miscarry

intransitive verb
mis·​car·​ry | \ (ˈ)mis-ˈkar-ē How to pronounce miscarry (audio) \
miscarried; miscarrying

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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