Definitions for: Miscarry


[v] suffer a miscarriage
[v] be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mis*car"ry, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Miscarried; p. pr.
& vb. n. Miscarrying.]
1. To carry, or go, wrong; to fail of reaching a destination,
or fail of the intended effect; to be unsuccessful; to
suffer defeat.

My ships have all miscarried. --Shak.

The cardinal's letters to the pope miscarried.
--Shak.

2. To bring forth young before the proper time.

Synonyms: fail, go wrong

Antonyms: carry to term, come through, succeed, win

See Also: abort, ball up, blow, bobble, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, fall, fall flat, fall through, flop, flub, fluff, foul up, founder, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, miss, muck up, muff, overreach, screw up, shipwreck, spoil, strike out, take it on the chin




Famous Quotes Containing Miscarry:


Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.

-- Joseph Addison (English Writer)

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Roman Statesman)


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