flunk


flunk
flunk [flʌŋk] 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.

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  • flunk — [ flʌŋk ] verb INFORMAL 1. ) intransitive or transitive to fail a test or a course in school: John flunked math. 2. ) transitive to give a student a failing grade ,flunk out phrasal verb intransitive INFORMAL to have to leave a school because… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flunk — ☆ flunk [fluŋk ] vt. [19th c. college slang < ? FUNK1 or echoic] Informal 1. to fail in (schoolwork) [to flunk a science examination] 2. to give a mark of failure to (a student) vi. Informal 1. to fail, esp. in schoolwork …   English World dictionary

  • Flunk — (fl[u^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flunked} (fl[u^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flunking}.] [Cf. {Funk}.] To fail, as on a lesson; to back out, as from an undertaking, through fear. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flunk — Flunk, v. t. 1. To fail in; to fail to pass (a test, examination, or course of study). [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. To shirk, as a task or duty. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flunk — Flunk, n. A failure or backing out; specifically (College cant), a total failure in a recitation. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flunk — flunk; flunk·er; …   English syllables

  • flunk — ► VERB informal, chiefly N. Amer. 1) fail to reach the required standard in (an examination). 2) (flunk out) fail utterly and leave or be dismissed from school or college. ORIGIN perhaps related to FUNK(Cf. ↑funk) or to US flink «be a coward» …   English terms dictionary

  • flunk|y — «FLUHNG kee», noun, plural flunk|ies. 1. a flattering, fawning person; toady. SYNONYM(S): sycophant. 2. a manservant who wears livery; footman: »His flunkies answer at the bell (Robert Burns). SYNONYM( …   Useful english dictionary

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  • flunk — index fail (lose) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary