verb (used without object), mis·car·ried, mis·car·ry·ing.
Examples from the Web for miscarry
She told me that if I decided to miscarry, there was nothing they could do about it.States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences|Emily Shire|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He died on the spot and his mate, who was pregnant at the time, proceeded to miscarry due to depression.
Lest that letter should miscarry, I repeat it here, and wish you to mention it to him.
If the son of a man receives what his father says, none of his plans will miscarry.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
I again subtract fifty thousand for those women who miscarry, or whose children die by accident, or disease within the year.The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII|Jonathan Swift
But after all this Care and Industry, how was it possible for the business to Miscarry?Citt and Bumpkin (1680)|Sir Roger L'Estrange
Without these the Revolution will miscarry and our Dastur will not be worth a date-stone.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
British Dictionary definitions for miscarry
verb -ries, -rying or -ried (intr)
Word Origin and History for miscarry
c.1300, "go astray;" mid-14c., "come to harm, perish;" of persons, "to die," of objects, "to be lost or destroyed," from mis- (1) "wrongly" + caryen "to carry" (see carry (v.)). Meaning "deliver unviable fetus" first recorded 1520s; that of "fail, come to naught" (of plans or designs) is from c.1600. Related: Miscarried; miscarrying.