Synonyms and Antonyms of came to grief
to be unsuccessful
- His plans came to grief after a series of unforseen setbacks.
bombed, collapsed, cratered, failed, flamed out, flopped, flunked, folded, foundered, missed, struck out, tanked, washed out
declined, sank (or sunk), skidded, slipped, slumped, waned
crashed, crumbled, miscarried, misfired
to go wrong
- The expedition came to grief in the vast frozen expanse.
broke down, busted (also bust), conked (out), crashed, died, failed, foundered, stalled
bombed, fizzled, flamed out, flopped, flunked, folded, washed out
declined, skidded, slipped, slumped, tanked, waned