verb (miscarries, miscarrying, miscarried)[no object]
- 1also (Of a pregnant woman) have a miscarriage: Wendy conceived, but she miscarried after five weeks [with object]: an ultrasound scan showed that she had miscarried her babyMore example sentences
lose one's baby, have a miscarriage, abort, have a spontaneous abortion
- But in 1992 a pregnant woman spontaneously miscarried when she was ‘tasered.’
- For goodness sake, nature is estimated to abort up to 80% of all pregnancies - many women miscarry before they even know they are pregnant, and never know they were.
- Fears that chemical byproducts resulting from purifying drinking water with chlorine boost the chances that pregnant women will miscarry were not supported by the results of a major new study.
- 2(Of something planned) fail to attain an intended or expected outcome: such a rash crime, and one so very likely to miscarry!More example sentences
- This plan miscarried, but he corresponded with Sartre and struck up a friendship with Jean Beaufret, the most loyal of French Heideggerians.
- But the plot miscarries, and finally Celia's virtue and loyalty prevail on the king to surrender her to his son.
- The plot miscarried, only Hippias' younger brother Hipparchus was killed, and the ‘tyrannicides’ were executed.