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flunk Explained

flunk at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[flʌŋk]

flunk at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1823, Amer.Eng. college slang, original meaning "to back out, give up, fail," traditionally said to be an alteration of British university slang funk "to be frightened, shrink from" (see funk (1)). ///

flunk at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v informal especially AmE [Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Perhaps from flinch + funk 'to be afraid (of)' (18-21 centuries); FUNK2]//
1 [I and T] to fail a test: --Tony flunked chemistry last semester.//
2 [T] to give someone low marks on a test so that they fail it: fail// --She hadn't done the work so I flunked her.// flunk out phr v// to be forced to leave a school or college because your work is not good enough// flunk out of// --Ben messed around and flunked out of college.//

flunk at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "flunk":
be found wanting, be unsuccessful, bollix, botch, bungle, bust,
come to grief, fail, fail of success, fiasco, flunk out, foozle,
go bankrupt, hash, labor in vain, lose, mess, muddle, not come off,
not pass, not work, wash out, washout

flunk at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb (informal, especially AmE)
1 to fail an exam, a test or a course:
[VN] I flunked math in second grade. [also V]
2 [VN] to make sb fail an exam, a test, or a course by giving them a low mark/grade:
She's flunked 13 of the 18 students.
PHRASAL VERBS
flunk out (of sth) (AmE, informal) to have to leave a school or a college because your marks/grades are not good enough:
He flunked out of college after four semesters.

Flunk at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flunk \Flunk\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flunked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Flunking}.] [Cf. {Funk}.]
To fail, as on a lesson; to back out, as from an undertaking,
through fear.

Flunk \Flunk\, v. t.
To fail in; to shirk, as a task or duty. [Colloq. U.S.]

Flunk \Flunk\, n.
A failure or backing out; specifically (College cant), a
total failure in a recitation. [U.S.]

flunk at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

flunk
v : fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed
nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?" [syn: {fail}, {bomb},
{flush it}] [ant: {pass}]

flunk at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Alteration of funk, or perhaps a Inter: blend » flinch|funk#Etymology_2|alt2=funk|nocap=1|lang=en.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /flʌŋk/
  • Inter: rhymes » ʌŋk

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: US » ambitransitive Of a student, to fail a class; to not pass.
    1. : He flunked math, again.
    2. Inter: US » transitive Of a teacher, to deny a student a passing grade.
    3. : Unsatisfied with Freds progress, the teacher flunked him.''

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to fail

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|失敗|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|失败|tr=shībài|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: buizen (voor), Inter: t+ » nl|zakken
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|reputtaa, Inter: t+ » fi|reppu|alt=saada reput, Inter: t- » fi|pompata
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|louper
  • German: Inter: t- » de|durchfallen
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|bocciare, Inter: t+ » it|trombare
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|失敗|alt=失敗する|tr=しっぱいする, shippai-surú

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: oblać
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|reprovar
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|провалиться|tr=provalít'sja Inter: pf » . (intransitive only), Inter: t+ » ru|завалить|tr=zavalít' Inter: pf » . (transitive: math, etc.)
    • Spanish: aplazar Inter: qualifier » South America, reprobar Inter: qualifier » specially Central America|Mexico, suspender Inter: qualifier » Spain ; Inter: qualifier » colloquial catear Inter: qualifier » Spain, raspar Inter: qualifier » Venezuela, sacar nota roja Inter: qualifier » Costa Rica, tronar Inter: qualifier » Mexico
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kugga, Inter: t+ » sv|köra


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to deny a passing grade
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|segare
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|oblać
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|reprovar
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|валить|tr=valít' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|провалить|tr=provalít' Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|завалить|tr=zavalít' Inter: pf » .


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: aplazar Inter: qualifier » South America, reprobar Inter: qualifier » specially Central America|Mexico, suspender Inter: qualifier » Spain ; Inter: qualifier » colloquial bochar Inter: qualifier » Argentina, catear Inter: qualifier » Spain, jalar Inter: qualifier » Peru, rajar Inter: qualifier » Chile|Colombia, raspar Inter: qualifier » Venezuela, poner nota roja Inter: qualifier » Costa Rica, tronar Inter: qualifier » Mexico

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * flunk out
    Category: Category:English ergative verbs -
    Translation: et » flunk
    Translation: fr » flunk
    Translation: io » flunk
    Translation: my » flunk
    Translation: pl » flunk
    Translation: vi » flunk
    Translation: zh » flunk