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noun as in chance occurrence

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Still, DoorDash must prove that its growth during the pandemic was no fluke.

From Fortune

In 1989 a meteorological fluke helped Ken Lohmann, a biologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, confirm that hatchlings use waves as a guide.

These were not flukes, either — San Diego and Chicago finished the season ranked Nos.

Republicans think Brindisi’s win was a fluke, and now he has a record they can wield to try to pin him as a standard Democrat.

For me, that is a lot of similar results for this to be a fluke.

From Vox

In 1989, a newly registered Republican in Louisiana named David Duke won his only election by a fluke.

It was a cheer that we got for something that was a complete fluke.

“Sandra Fluke Aborts Congressional Bid,” read another headline on Breitbart after Fluke opted to run instead for the state Senate.

From the moment the word was out that Fluke was considering a run for office, she was the subject of right-wing side-eye.

Having her as our guest was a fluke of Divine Order and a true example of Ask and You shall receive.

We anchored on the north side of the former, but broke the fluke, from the rocky nature of the bottom.

(a) Flatworms are sometimes parasitic, examples being the tapeworm and liver fluke.

Such is seen in the life history of the liver fluke, a flatworm which kills sheep, and in the tapeworm.

If I thought he meant the boy any harm he'd get his nose rove foul in the shake of a fluke.

Fluke worms, therefore, can never be regarded as a cause of rot, they must be looked upon merely as a symptom.

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On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fluke, such as: blessing, quirk, accident, break, contingency, and fortuity.

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