from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To have a miscarriage.
  • intransitive verb To go astray or be lost in transit, as mail or cargo.
  • intransitive verb To fail to attain an intended goal, as a plan or project.
  • intransitive verb To have a miscarriage of (an embryo or fetus).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To fail of reaching the intended destination; go astray; be lost or carried astray in transit.
  • To go wrong; fail in object or purpose; come to naught; come to grief.
  • To suffer untimely delivery; bring forth young prematurely; give birth to a fetus which is not viable.
  • To be brought forth before the natural time, as a child.
  • To mismanage: bring to misfortune or failure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To carry, or go, wrong; to fail of reaching a destination, or fail of the intended effect; to be unsuccessful; to suffer defeat.
  • intransitive verb To bring forth young before the time they are viable; to have a spontaneous abortion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb suffer a miscarriage
  • verb be unsuccessful


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