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Definition of malfunction verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

malfunction

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃn//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they malfunction
BrE BrE//ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃn//
 
he / she / it malfunctions
BrE BrE//ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃnz//
 
past simple malfunctioned
BrE BrE//ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃnd//
 
past participle malfunctioned
BrE BrE//ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃnd//
 
-ing form malfunctioning
BrE BrE//ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃnɪŋ//
 
 
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(of a machine, etc.) to fail to work correctly He was killed when his parachute malfunctioned. malfunctioning body cells

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