1. [syn: fail, go wrong, miscarry]
2. suffer a miscarriage;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Miscarry \Mis*car"ry\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Miscarried; p. pr.
& vb. n. Miscarrying.]
1. To carry, or go, wrong; to fail of reaching a destination,
or fail of the intended effect; to be unsuccessful; to
My ships have all miscarried. --Shak.
The cardinal's letters to the pope miscarried.
2. To bring forth young before the time they are viable; to
have a spontaneous abortion.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?";
"The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably" [syn:
fail, go wrong, miscarry] [ant: bring home the
bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed,
2: suffer a miscarriage [ant: carry to term]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "miscarry":
abort, break down, come to grief, die, fail, fall through, flop,
founder, go amiss, go astray, go awry, go wrong, misfire, miss,
miss out, miss stays, miss the boat, miss the mark, perish