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Definition of miscarry verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    miscarry

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌmɪsˈkæri//
     
    , 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