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flunk

 (flŭngk) Informal
v. flunked, flunk·ing, flunks
v.intr.
To fail, especially in a course or an examination.
v.tr.
1.
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).
n.
1. A failure.
2. A failing grade.
Phrasal Verb:
flunk out
To expel or be expelled from a school or course because of work that does not meet required standards.

[Origin unknown.]

flunk′er n.
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flunk

(flʌŋk)
vb
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
n
(Education) a low grade below the pass standard
[C19: perhaps from flinch1 + funk1]
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flunk

(flʌŋk)

v.i.
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.
[1815–25, perhaps akin to flinch, funk1]
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flunk


Past participle: flunked
Gerund: flunking

Imperative
flunk
flunk
Present
I flunk
you flunk
he/she/it flunks
we flunk
you flunk
they flunk
Preterite
I flunked
you flunked
he/she/it flunked
we flunked
you flunked
they flunked
Present Continuous
I am flunking
you are flunking
he/she/it is flunking
we are flunking
you are flunking
they are flunking
Present Perfect
I have flunked
you have flunked
he/she/it has flunked
we have flunked
you have flunked
they have flunked
Past Continuous
I was flunking
you were flunking
he/she/it was flunking
we were flunking
you were flunking
they were flunking
Past Perfect
I had flunked
you had flunked
he/she/it had flunked
we had flunked
you had flunked
they had flunked
Future
I will flunk
you will flunk
he/she/it will flunk
we will flunk
you will flunk
they will flunk
Future Perfect
I will have flunked
you will have flunked
he/she/it will have flunked
we will have flunked
you will have flunked
they will have flunked
Future Continuous
I will be flunking
you will be flunking
he/she/it will be flunking
we will be flunking
you will be flunking
they will be flunking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flunking
you have been flunking
he/she/it has been flunking
we have been flunking
you have been flunking
they have been flunking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flunking
you will have been flunking
he/she/it will have been flunking
we will have been flunking
you will have been flunking
they will have been flunking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flunking
you had been flunking
he/she/it had been flunking
we had been flunking
you had been flunking
they had been flunking
Conditional
I would flunk
you would flunk
he/she/it would flunk
we would flunk
you would flunk
they would flunk
Past Conditional
I would have flunked
you would have flunked
he/she/it would have flunked
we would have flunked
you would have flunked
they would have flunked
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

flunk

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
Verb1.flunk - fail to get a passing gradeflunk - 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"
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flunk

(Informal)
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

flunk

verb
Informal. To receive less than a passing grade:
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Translations
يَسْقُط في إمْتِحان
rupnout
dumpe
falla
susikirsti per egzaminą
izkrist eksāmenā

flunk

[flʌŋk] (esp US)
A. VT [+ student, course, exam] → suspender, catear (Sp) , reprobar (LAm)
I flunked Mathssuspendí las matemáticas
B. VIsuspender, catear (Sp)
I flunkedsuspendí, cateé (Sp) , me reprobaron (LAm)
flunk out VI + ADV (US) → salirse del colegio sin recibir un título
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

flunk

(inf)
vidurchfallen (inf), → durchrasseln (inf), → durch die Prüfung fliegen (inf)
vt testverhauen (inf); candidatedurchfallen or durchrasseln lassen (inf); to flunk German/an examin Deutsch/bei einer Prüfung durchfallen (inf)
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flunk

[flʌŋk] vt (esp Am) (fam) (course, exam) → essere bocciato/a or respinto/a in or a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

flunk

(flaŋk) verb
a slang word for to fail in an examination. I flunked (maths).
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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