intransitive verb-·ried, -·ry·ing
- to go wrong; fail: said of a plan, project, etc.
- to go astray; fail to arrive: said of mail, freight, etc.
- to have a miscarriage (sense )
verbmis·car·ried, mis·car·ry·ing, mis·car·ries
- To have a miscarriage.
- To go astray or be lost in transit, as mail or cargo.
- To fail to attain an intended goal, as a plan or project.
To have a miscarriage of (an embryo or fetus).
(third-person singular simple present miscarries, present participle miscarrying, simple past and past participle miscarried)
- (now rare) To go astray; to do something wrong. [from 14th c.]
- To have a miscarriage; to abort a foetus, usually without intent to do so. [from 16th c.]
- To fail to achieve some purpose; to be unsuccessful, to go wrong (of a business, project etc.). [from 16th c.]
- Of a letter etc.: to fail to reach its intended recipient. [from 16th c.]
From mis- +"Ž carry.