Definition of miscarry in English:

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Pronunciation: /misˈkerē/

verb (miscarries, miscarrying, miscarried)

[no object]
1(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 baby
More example sentences
  • 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.
lose one's baby, have a miscarriage, abort, have a spontaneous abortion
2(Of something planned) fail to attain an intended or expected outcome: such a rash crime, and one so very likely to miscarry!
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  • 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.
go wrong, go awry, go amiss, be unsuccessful, be ruined, fail, misfire, abort, founder, come to nothing, fall through, fall flat
informal flop, go up in smoke
2.1 dated (Of a letter) fail to reach its intended destination.

Words that rhyme with miscarry

Barry, Carrie, carry, Cary, Clarrie, Gary, glengarry, harry, intermarry, lari, Larry, marry, parry, tarry

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Syllabification: mis·car·ry

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