verb (used without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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Voters in six counties used the machines during local elections last fall, and the state used the machines for its primaries, but both of those pilots had some equipment malfunctions, and many Georgians have yet to use the machines.Technical Difficulties On Election Day Won’t Mean Democracy Is Over|Kaleigh Rogers (email@example.com)|October 27, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
It’s not uncommon for drones to malfunction or collide with other objects, including airplanes.Drone Test Flight Moved Out of San Diego Following Safety Concerns|Jesse Marx|October 26, 2020|Voice of San Diego
These are sensors on the key components of the truck that can predict when a malfunction is likely to occur.France’s new military trucks can form a convoy with just one driver|Christina Mackenzie|October 19, 2020|Popular Science
By targeting precincts where most people vote for a particular candidate or party, a hacker could potentially swing a close election just by triggering malfunctions in electronic poll books.How Internet-connected voter check-in devices can create election chaos|Timothy B. Lee|September 29, 2020|Ars Technica
Boeing and regulators had approved the design under the assumption that flight crews could recognize and override a malfunction of the system within a few seconds.Boeing crashes were the “horrific culmination” of multiple mistakes, House report says|kdunn6|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Harry appeared to tease his blond friend after the wardrobe malfunction was spotted.
The Queen, who has lead weights sewn into her dress, would never let such a wardrobe malfunction occurr.Pictures Of Kate Middleton's Bare Butt Published in German Newspaper|Tom Sykes|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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He might have kept shooting, but his rifle had what police term “a malfunction of some sort.”
During the Emmys she had this wardrobe malfunction where her ass came out of her dress and he got slammed for not helping her.Sofia Vergara’s Fiancé, Nicholas Loeb, Just Can’t Catch A Break|Tricia Romano|January 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mechanical class, including malfunction of Hegler units and such.No Moving Parts|Murray F. Yaco
VT672, had an unexplained malfunction and was left behind to be repaired by the slave technicians who followed the Horde.The Reluctant Weapon|Howard L. Myers
Naturally—it would have to follow its own solution, if there was no indication of malfunction.
His own malfunction-indicator wasn't telling him much either.
If it's just a malfunction in one of the units, I can dump another one down there.The Thirst Quenchers|Rick Raphael