miscarry

  • 1 Miscarry — Mis*car ry, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Miscarried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Miscarrying}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To carry, or go, wrong; to fail of reaching a destination, or fail of the intended effect; to be unsuccessful; to suffer defeat. [1913 Webster] My… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 miscarry — index fail (lose) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 miscarry — (v.) c.1300, go astray; mid 14c., come to harm, perish; of persons, to die, of objects, to be lost or destroyed, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) wrongly + caryen to carry (see CARRY (Cf. carry) (v.)). Meaning deliver unviable fetus first recorded 1520s;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 miscarry — ► VERB (miscarries, miscarried) 1) have a miscarriage. 2) (of a plan) fail …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 miscarry — [mis kar′ē, mis′kar΄ē] vi. miscarried, miscarrying 1. a) to go wrong; fail: said of a plan, project, etc. b) to go astray; fail to arrive: said of mail, freight, etc. 2. to have a MISCARRIAGE (sense 3) …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 miscarry — UK [ˌmɪsˈkærɪ] / US [mɪsˈkerɪ] verb Word forms miscarry : present tense I/you/we/they miscarry he/she/it miscarries present participle miscarrying past tense miscarried past participle miscarried a) [intransitive/transitive] to give birth to a… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 miscarry — [[t]mɪ̱skæ̱ri, kæri[/t]] miscarries, miscarrying, miscarried VERB If a woman miscarries, she has a miscarriage. Many women who miscarry eventually have healthy babies. [Also V n] …

    English dictionary

  • 8 miscarry — verb 1) the shock caused her to miscarry Syn: lose one s baby, have a miscarriage, abort, have a spontaneous abortion 2) our plan miscarried Syn: go wrong, go awry, go amiss, be unsuccessful, be ruined, fail, misfir …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 9 miscarry — intransitive verb Date: 14th century 1. obsolete to come to harm 2. to suffer miscarriage of a fetus 3. to fail to achieve the intended purpose ; go wrong or amiss < the plan miscarried > 4. to fail to reach the intended destination < the letter… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 miscarry — /mis kar ee/; for 1 also /mis kar ee/, v.i., miscarried, miscarrying. 1. to have a miscarriage of a fetus. 2. to fail to attain the right or desired end; be unsuccessful: The plan miscarried. 3. to go astray or be lost in transit, as a letter.… …

    Universalium

  • 11 miscarry — verb a) To abort a foetus, usually without intent to do so; to experience a miscarriage. b) To fail to achieve some purpose …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 miscarry — To have a miscarriage. * * * mis·car·ry ( )mis kar ē vi, ried; ry·ing to suffer miscarriage of a fetus <miscarried several times before a viable offspring was born> compare ABORT …

    Medical dictionary

  • 13 miscarry — Synonyms and related words: abort, break down, come to grief, die, fail, fall through, flop, founder, go amiss, go astray, go awry, go wrong, misfire, miss, miss out, miss stays, miss the boat, miss the mark, perish …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 miscarry — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. fail, go wrong, fall through; abort. See failure. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. abort, lose, go wrong; see fail 1 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To bring forth a nonviable fetus prematurely: abort …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 miscarry — mis|car|ry [mısˈkæri] v past tense and past participle miscarried present participle miscarrying third person singular miscarries 1.) [I and T] to give birth to a baby before it is properly formed and able to live →↑abort ▪ She miscarried when… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 miscarry — mis|car|ry [ mıs keri ] verb intransitive or transitive to give birth to a baby before it has developed enough to live a. intransitive MAINLY LITERARY if a plan or activity miscarries, it fails or goes wrong …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 miscarry — mɪs kærɪ v. spontaneously abort; fail to achieve the intended result; go astray, fail to reach desired destination …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 miscarry — verb (miscarries, miscarrying, miscarried) 1》 (of a pregnant woman) experience a miscarriage. 2》 (of a plan) fail.     ↘dated (of a letter) fail to reach its destination …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 miscarry — v. n. 1. Fail, be unsuccessful, be defeated. 2. Go wrong, fail …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 miscarry — verb (I) 1 to give birth to a baby too early for it to live compare abort (3) 2 formal if a plan miscarries, it is not successful …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English