Flunk definition

flŭngk
A failure.
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To fail, especially in a course or an examination.
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To fail (a drug test, as for a performance enhancing substance).
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To fail (an examination or course).
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To give a failing grade to (a student).
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A failing grade.
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To fail in (schoolwork)

To flunk a science examination.

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To give a mark of failure to (a student)
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To fail, esp. in schoolwork.
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To give up; retreat.
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A failure.
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A mark or grade of failure.
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(US, intransitive) Of a student, to fail a class; to not pass.

He flunked math, again.

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(US) Of a teacher, to deny a student a passing grade.

Unsatisfied with Fred's progress, the teacher flunked him.

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(US, dated, informal) To shirk (a task or duty).
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To back out through fear.
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(informal) flunk out
  • to send or be sent away from school or college because of unsatisfactory work
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of flunk

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of funk, or perhaps a blend of flinch and funk.

    From Wiktionary