Definition of Flunk

1. Noun. Failure to reach a minimum required performance. "He got two flunks on his report"

Exact synonyms: Failing
Generic synonyms: Failure
Derivative terms: Fail, Fail
Antonyms: Passing



2. Verb. Fail to get a passing grade. "Did I fail the test?"
Exact synonyms: Bomb, Fail, Flush It
Related verbs: Fail, Fail
Derivative terms: Bomb, Failing
Antonyms: Pass

Definition of Flunk

1. v. i. To fail, as on a lesson; to back out, as from an undertaking, through fear.

2. v. t. To fail in; to shirk, as a task or duty.

3. n. A failure or backing out

Definition of Flunk

1. Verb. (US ambitransitive) Of a student, to fail a class; to not pass. ¹

2. Verb. (US transitive) Of a teacher, to deny a student a passing grade. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flunk

1. to fail an examination or course [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flunk

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flumped
flumpence
flumpet
flumpets
flumping
flumps
flunami
flunamis
flunarizine
flung
flunisolide
flunitrazepam
flunitrazepan
flunixin
flunk (current term)
flunk out
flunked
flunkee
flunkees
flunker
flunkers
flunkey
flunkeydom
flunkeys
flunkie
flunkies
flunking
flunkout
flunks

Literary usage of Flunk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cap and Gown: Some College Verse by Joseph Le Roy Harrison (1893)
"PREPARING A flunk. T WAS sitting in my study, Working hard a problem o'er, When I chanced to think of ..."

2. The Lives and Opinions of Benj'n Franklin Butler: United States District by William Lyon Mackenzie (1845)
"... I flunk it would be very unwise to appoint any party interested, therefore I hope that Mr. Lathrop or Mr. Sherman will be appointed, or both of them. ..."

3. The Argo by Williams College (1883)
"flunk I flunk! Because cribbing I never tried. It's Oh ! to be a Fresh, ... flunk ! Till the eyes are heavy and dim. Tense and person and mood, ..."

4. A Historical Collection from Official Records, Files, &c., of the Part by Royal Ralph Hinman (1842)
"... soon discovered advancing in a column, with three field pieces in front, and three in rear, and large flunk guards, of near two hundred men in each. ..."

5. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"flunk. A worse failure than a Fizzle. To flunk is to fail completely, and he who thus fails is a flunkey. College slang. See examples 1846-54 in BH Hall's ..."

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