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flunk

Saltos de línea: flunk
Pronunciación: /flʌŋk
 
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Definición de flunk en inglés:

verbo

[with object] informal , chiefly North American
1Fail to reach the required standard in (an examination, test, or course of study): I flunked biology in the tenth grade
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We presume that the baggage handlers and screeners flunked the test.
  • I would sooner or later flunk my tests and exams.
  • The investigation thus far flunks the smell test.
1.1Judge (an examination candidate) to have failed to reach the required standard.
Example sentences
  • For outbursts like these, Ed's teachers eventually flunked him, so he hauled up to Johannesburg and trained as an industrial radiographer, testing welds in an oil refinery.
  • I tell Rufus McClure about this and he chuckles, ‘Many an English teacher would flunk Hemingway.’
  • So the teacher said - the English teacher said she would flunk me if I didn't take drama, because she thought I had to overcome my shyness.
1.2 [no object] (flunk out) (Of a student) leave or be dismissed from school or college as a result of failing to reach the required standard: Tip flunked out of Caltech and moved back home
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Many students flunked out of college trying to get edit decision lists to play on their roommate's computer.
  • A student who was flunking out of school, he insisted the shootings were not about revenge.
  • And one student who flunked out after spending too much time on the Internet did return last September.

Origen

early 19th century (in the general sense 'back down, fail utterly'; originally US): perhaps related to funk1 or to US flink 'be a coward', perhaps a variant of flinch.

Words that rhyme with flunk

bunk, chunk, clunk, drunk, dunk, funk, gunk, hunk, junk, Monck, monk, plunk, punk, shrunk, skunk, slunk, spunk, stunk, sunk, thunk, trunk

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