Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to flunk: flunk out
v. flunked, flunk·ing, flunks
To fail, especially in a course or an examination.
a. To fail (an examination or course).
b. To give a failing grade to (a student).
2. To fail (a drug test, as for a performance enhancing substance).
1. A failure.
2. A failing grade.
To expel or be expelled from a school or course because of work that does not meet required standards.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Education) to fail or cause to fail to reach the required standard in (an examination, course, etc)
2. (foll by: out) to be dismissed from a school or college through failure in examinations
(Education) a low grade below the pass standard
[C19: perhaps from flinch1 + funk1]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to fail in a course or examination.v.t.
2. to get a failing mark in.
3. to give a failing grade to.
4. flunk out, to dismiss or be dismissed from a school because of failing grades: to flunk out of college.n.
5. a failure, as in a course or examination.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: flunked
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
To be unsuccessful in an examination or course of study, or to assess a student as being unsuccessful.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||flunk - failure to reach a minimum required performance; "his failing the course led to his disqualification"; "he got two flunks on his report"|
failure - an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"
|Verb||1.||flunk - fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?"|
fail - fall short in what is expected; "She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"; "We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust"
fail - judge unacceptable; "The teacher failed six students"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
verb fail, screw up (informal), flop in (informal), plough (Brit. slang), be unsuccessful in, not make the grade at (informal), not come up to scratch in (informal), not come up to the mark in (informal) He flunked his final exams.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Informal. To receive less than a passing grade:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
يَسْقُط في إمْتِحان
susikirsti per egzaminą
flunk[flʌŋk] (esp US)
A. VT [+ student, course, exam] → suspender, catear (Sp) , reprobar (LAm)
I flunked Maths → suspendí las matemáticas
I flunked Maths → suspendí las matemáticas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
flunk[ˈflʌŋk] vt (mainly US) (= fail) [+ exam, course] → être recalé(e) à; [+ course] → être recalé(e) en
He flunked a history exam → Il a été recalé à un examen d'histoire.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a slang word for to fail in an examination. I flunked (maths). druip; gedruip يَسْقُط في إمْتِحان скъсват ме bombar rupnout durchfallen dumpe αποτυγχάνω σε εξέταση, κόβομαιcatear, suspender läbi põruma رد شدن؛ رد کردن reputtaa rater לְהִיכָּשֵׁל असफल होना srušiti (pasti) na ispitu megbukik, elzúg gagal falla essere bocciato in 落第する (시험 등을) 실패하다 susikirsti per egzaminą izkrist eksāmenā gagal zakken voor stryke, dumpeoblać ناكامه كېدل، ماته خوړل ناكامه كول: ماته وركول chumbar a pica завалить prepadnúť pasti (pri izpitu) pasti spricka, köra, bli kuggad สอบตก kalmak, çakmak 考試不及格 провал امتحان میں ناکام ہونا trượt (một kỳ thi, một lớp đại học...) 考试不及格
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.