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Definition of "miscarry" []

  • To have a miscarriage; abort. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go astray or be lost in transit, as mail or cargo. (verb-intransitive)
  • To fail to attain an intended goal, as a plan or project. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "miscarry" in a sentence
  • "Then again, all you need to miscarry is bad nutrition and a little alcohol."
  • "Confused could nt just be pregnant then not???? .... it would have been a very early miscarriage when you miscarry so early on, its because your body stops producing the HCG hormone which is keeping the pregnancy going, so once that hormones stops being produced, and is no longer in your system, the pregnancy then dies and you miscarry, that is why the tests are negative"
  • "Sherwood, who had been accused of bewitching a pregnant woman and causing her to miscarry, was convicted, clapped in irons and put in jail."