miscarry

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

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

First Known Use of miscarry

14th century


MISCARRY Defined for English Language Learners

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


MISCARRY Defined for Kids

miscarry

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verb mis·car·ry \mis-ˈker-ē\

Definition of miscarry for Students

miscarried

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miscarrying

  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

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miscarrying

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



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