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
the scheme to save the stranded dolphins miscarried, and all were lost
Recent Examples of miscarry from the Web
The bleeding didn't ease and the woman later miscarried in stages.
Berry gave birth to a daughter, and Lee said she was impregnated five times, but miscarried each one after being beaten by Castro.
She had once miscarried, and the couple were reluctant to bring children into a world that seemed on the brink of nuclear extinction.
According to the study, women who were older, lived alone and had multiple health issues were more likely to miscarry, which was taken into account in the study.
Beth and Tim Kreke, of Crown Point, suffered a double loss five years ago, when their son Shane Kreke was killed in a hit-and-run, and his wife miscarried their baby.
Many pregnant sea lions miscarry, and pups that are born often suffer negative effects of the poisoning, Higuchi said.
Doctors thought if Jeremy miscarried, Taylah might too, as she was positioned below Jeremy in the womb.
Of the other women, one also had an abortion, two miscarried, two delivered healthy babies, and two are still pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reported the nine cases.
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First Known Use of miscarry
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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
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