miscarry[ mis-kar-ee; for 1 also mis-kar-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF miscarry
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MISCARRY
I am for that of Paris; it cannot miscarry; I have considered it well.
Without these the Revolution will miscarry and our Dastur will not be worth a date-stone.
The Cardinal's plans were, indeed, likely to miscarry if he persisted thus.
“No, they not miscarry yet,” replied the Arab, with a grim smile.
It grieves me mightily; for it will be a sad houre to the family should she miscarry.
And indeed, how should they miscarry, when they never come before their time?
If we miscarry on Wednesday, I believe it will be by some strange sort of neglect.
If He have the guiding of my flock and state, it shall not miscarry.
This is the motion: and certainly no enemy to the Senate could wish it to miscarry.
But question may be made: what though the Wares should miscarry?
c.1300, "go astray;" mid-14c., "come to harm, perish;" of persons, "to die," of objects, "to be lost or destroyed," from mis- (1) "wrongly" + caryen "to carry" (see carry (v.)). Meaning "deliver unviable fetus" first recorded 1520s; that of "fail, come to naught" (of plans or designs) is from c.1600. Related: Miscarried; miscarrying.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MISCARRY
- bring to naught
- cast down
- come to nothing
- dash hopes
- fall down on
- fall flat
- fall short of
- leave in the lurch
- let down
- not show
- put out
- ruin prospects
- stand up