miscarry

[ mis-kar-ee; for 1 also mis-kar-ee ]
/ mɪsˈkær i; for 1 also ˈmɪsˌkær i /

verb (used without object), mis·car·ried, mis·car·ry·ing.

to have a miscarriage of a fetus.
to fail to attain the right or desired end; be unsuccessful: The plan miscarried.
to go astray or be lost in transit, as a letter.

Origin of miscarry

First recorded in 1275–1325, miscarry is from the Middle English word miscarien. See mis-1, carry
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British Dictionary definitions for miscarry

miscarry

/ (mɪsˈkærɪ) /

verb -ries, -rying or -ried (intr)

to expel a fetus prematurely from the womb; abort
to failall her plans miscarried
British (of freight, mail, etc) to fail to reach a destination
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Medicine definitions for miscarry

miscarry

[ mĭskăr′ē, mĭs-kărē ]

v.

To have a miscarriage; abort.
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