[ mis-kar-ee; for 1 also mis-kar-ee ]
/ m瑟s藞k忙r i; for 1 also 藞m瑟s藢k忙r i /
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verb (used without object), mis路car路ried, mis路car路ry路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.
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Origin of miscarry

First recorded in 1275鈥1325, miscarry is from the Middle English word miscarien.See mis-1, carry
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How to use miscarry in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for miscarry

/ (m瑟s藞k忙r瑟) /

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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Medical definitions for miscarry

[ m沫sk膬r鈥材, m沫s-k膬r膿 ]

To have a miscarriage; abort.
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