only succeed in

Definition of only succeed in

: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

only play
  1. : unquestionably the best : peerless

  2. : alone in a class or category : sole

  3. : having no brother or sister

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

  2. : solely, exclusively

  3. : at the very least

  1. : with the restriction that : but

  2. : and yet : however

  3. : were it not that : except

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

  2. : to follow after another in order

  3. : to turn out well


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