only succeed in

Definition of only succeed in

  1. :  to do the opposite of what one is trying to do :  to achieve an undesired result I tried to apologize but only succeeded in making her angrier.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  unquestionably the best :  peerless

    :  alone in a class or category :  sole

    :  having no brother or sister

  1. :  as a single fact or instance and nothing more or different :  merely

    :  solely, exclusively

    :  at the very least

  1. :  with the restriction that :  but

    :  and yet :  however

    :  were it not that :  except

  1. :  to come next after another in office or position or in possession of an estate

    :  to inherit sovereignty, rank, or title

    :  to follow after another in order

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