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Definition of default verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they default
    he / she / it defaults
    past simple defaulted
    -ing form defaulting
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  1. 1[intransitive] default (on something) to fail to do something that you legally have to do, especially by not paying a debt to default on a loan/debt defaulting borrowers/tenants
  2. 2[intransitive] default (to something) (computing) to happen when you do not make any other choice or change
    noun mortgage defaulters
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: default