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

First Known Use of miscarry

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of miscarry

medical : to have a miscarriage : to experience the early and unexpected end of a pregnancy
formal : to go wrong : to fail to achieve the intended purpose


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

Kids Definition of miscarry

: to go wrong : fail The plan miscarried.
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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