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Definition of miscarry verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈmɪsˌkæri//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they miscarry
    he / she / it miscarries
    past simple miscarried
    -ing form miscarrying
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] miscarry (something) to give birth to a baby before it is fully developed and able to live The shock caused her to miscarry.
  2. 2[intransitive] (formal) (of a plan) to fail synonym come to nothing
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: miscarry