Definition of Miscarry

1. Verb. Be unsuccessful. "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"




2. Verb. Suffer a miscarriage.
Generic synonyms: Abort
Antonyms: Carry To Term
Derivative terms: Miscarriage

Definition of Miscarry

1. v. i. To carry, or go, wrong; to fail of reaching a destination, or fail of the intended effect; to be unsuccessful; to suffer defeat.

Definition of Miscarry

1. Verb. (obsolete) To have an unfortunate accident of some kind; to be killed, or come to harm. (defdate 14th-18th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (rare) To go astray; to do something wrong. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Verb. To have a miscarriage; to abort a foetus, usually without intent to do so. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

4. Verb. To fail to achieve some purpose; to be unsuccessful, to go wrong (of a business, project etc.). (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

5. Verb. Of a letter etc.: to fail to reach its intended recipient. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Miscarry

1. to be unsuccessful [v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES]

Medical Definition of Miscarry

1. To have a miscarriage. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Miscarry

miscapitalises
miscapitalising
miscapitalize
miscapitalized
miscapitalizes
miscapitalizing
miscaption
miscaptioned
miscaptioning
miscaptions
miscarriage
miscarriage of justice
miscarriages
miscarried
miscarries
miscarry (current term)
miscarrying
miscast
miscasting
miscasts
miscatalog
miscataloged
miscataloging
miscatalogs
miscategorisation
miscategorisations
miscategorise
miscategorised
miscategorises
miscategorising

Literary usage of Miscarry

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1. Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties by Moisei Ostrogorski (1902)
"... were in direct opposition to freedom of the civic conscience, and they ended in making the elective regime and representative government miscarry. ..."

2. Evenings with a Reviewer: Or, Macaulay and Bacon by James Spedding (1881)
"B. How the reconciliation came to miscarry, I am not sure that Bacon himself could have told you,—more than that it was hy no fault of his. ..."

3. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (1855)
"... whom, though conquered, you can never retain in their obedience; and who, in case the attempt against them miscarry, will for the future be much more ..."

4. The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1837)
"I have writ every post, and you accuse me without reason. I can't imagine how they should miscarry; perhaps you have by this time received ..."

5. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"... miscarry. Then while the honour thou hast gat Is spick and span »ICH-, piping hot, Strike her up bravely, thou hadst best, And trust thy fortune with ..."

6. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"They will miscarry, — I rec'lee' Men ain't made angels in a day, The right to be his own oppressor ; But a loose Gov'ment ain't the plan, Democ'acy gives ..."

7. From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America by James Longstreet (1908)
"... for cutting off Pope miscarry—Capture of Captain Fitzhugh with Important Orders— Longstreet puts General Toombs under Arrest—General Pope withdraws. ..."

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