Definitions

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  • adjective Having flukes.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of fluke.

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Examples

  • A word of warning about the diagrams I posted - they're pretty small samples (50-100 pitches apiece for 2009) and they could easily be fluked, which is why I'd really have liked to have had multiple years of data to play with.

    Lookout Landing

  • His head, with several fathoms of his back, protruded above the surface, which at intervals he "fluked" with his tail, -- as if giving a signal to those preceding him, either to direct their onward course, or warn them of some threatened danger.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • They had been "fluked" by the bull-whale, whose fan-shaped tail-fins, striking the boat in an upward direction, had shattered it as easily as an eggshell, tossing the fragments, along with the contents, both animate and inanimate, several feet into the air.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • 'fluked' and the crew are tossed high in air, with their boat crushed into matchwood, or meets with some other disaster.

    A Memory Of The Southern Seas 1904

  • 'fluked' and the crew are tossed high in air, with their boat crushed into matchwood, or meets with some other disaster.

    Rídan The Devil And Other Stories 1899

  • If these dudes had done something productive, a child in Africa probably wouldn't have died, or they'd have fluked the cure to cancer or something.

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  • Washington is starting to write off the Democrats 'chances in Hawaii's 1st because of a hopelessly fluked and flawed special election, in which the party had brawled over which candidate to support as voters, for the first time, cast mail-in ballots in an all-party election.

    Cook: GOP chances up in Hawaii's 1st, down in Pennsylvania's 12th

  • Hap could see the fluked tail just under the surface, and the leviathan poised as if standing for a moment on solid ground.

    DRAGON GAMES

  • Hap could see the fluked tail just under the surface, and the leviathan poised as if standing for a moment on solid ground.

    DRAGON GAMES

  • The Germans were lucky to beat Hungary in 1954, lucky to beat the Dutch in 1974 and fluked their way to the final in 2002.

    Truth takes a battering in the great World Cup cliche game

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