verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of flunk
Examples from the Web for flunk
Did President Obama flunk Con Law at his news conference Monday?Obama’s Comments Remind Us How Meaningless ‘Judicial Activism’ Is|Jesse Singal|April 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If Grutter is given more teeth, many affirmative-action programs around the country could flunk constitutional scrutiny.
Of all the men chosen, Parkins, the brightest of the lot, had been the one man to flunk.Dreamy Hollow|Sumner Charles Britton
"But you can live, even if you should flunk math," Patty continued reassuringly.
We can flunk Latin and math; but if we flunk any more we're gone.
“To flunk out” is a vulgar expression for to retire through fear; the most that can be tolerated is, to sneak out.
And if I flunk, I have to work in the garden all summer without a single fishing trip.Rosemary|Josephine Lawrence
Word Origin for flunk
1823, American English college slang, original meaning "to back out, give up, fail," traditionally said to be an alteration of British university slang funk "to be frightened, shrink from" (see funk (n.1)). Related: Flunked; flunking.