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Definition of the noun flunk

What does flunk mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: flunks

  1. failure to reach a minimum required performance
    • example: he got two flunks on his report
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of flunk: failing
    • more generic word: failure = an act that fails

Definition of the verb flunk

What does flunk mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: flunked | flunking | flunks

  1. fail to get a passing grade

Alternative definition of the verb flunk


  1. [US, ambitransitive] Of a student, to fail a class; to not pass.
  2. [US, transitive] Of a teacher, to deny a student a passing grade.


Flunk is a Norwegian electronic band consisting of producer Ulf Nygaard, guitarist Jo Bakke, drummer Erik Ruud, and vocalist Anja Oyen Vister.

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  • genres: Electronic music, Trip hop, Indietronica, Folktronica
  • albums: "Blue Monday", "For Sleepyheads Only", "Morning Star", "Play America", "All Day and All of the Night Remixes", "Blue Monday Remixes", "Personal Stereo", "Treat Me Like You Do: For Sleepyheads Only Remixed", "Miss World", "This Is What You Get", "Common Sense", "Kexp Live Sessions", "Sit Down", "On My Balcony", "Democracy (Personal Stereo Versions)", "Lost Causes"
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Flunk

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Google previewBeginning Ruby (2017)

From Novice to Professional by Peter Cooper

flunk: flunk is a special type of assertion in that it will always fail. It's useful if you haven't quite finished writing your tests and you want to add a strong reminder that your test case isn't complete! Note All the preceding assertions, including bhqjg ...

Google previewPhilosophical Topics (2009)

by Gary C. Gibson

Freedom to flunk is an esteemed American tradition created by mass media-we are free to discontinue consideration of the raving silliness of that political effect; and will. If one was locked in a Gulag at some point in life one perhaps might not ...

Google previewModerator-topics (1889)

To flunk is the more common expression now. 7. To fix it. A vulgarism of recent origin now common. 8. To filibuster. To acquire by free booting. Used also in Congress for sharp manceuvering. A Rhetoric Review. Suggestions— No. each sheet ...

Google previewThe military encyclopaedia (1853)

a technical, biographical, and historical dictionary, referring exclusively to the military sciences, the memoirs of distinguished soldiers, and the narratives of remarkable battles by Joachim Hayward Stocqueler

Flunk is a part of n work ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

UK, 1992 flunk out verb to leave an educational establishment as aresult of failing your examinations US, 1920 flunky nouna person assigned to assist or perform menial jobs. In the US, originally a work camp waiter or assistant cook, and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1889)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Flunk, to (American), to die out, to give out, to fail, to make a feeble effort and then collapse. Possibly a New York or New Jersey (Princeton) word, from the Dutch fionk, flanker, flonken, to "twinkle" or sparkle like a star, bright at one instant and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)

by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Flunk, to (American), to die out, ...

Google previewEncy. Dictionary Of Education (3 Vol) (2002)

by Mamta Mahndiratta

flunk. Slang word meaning to fail in taking a test, or in meeting minimum academic requirements in a course or grade. forced-choice technique.

Google previewBusiness Man's Dictionary and Guide to English (1920)

flunk (flunk), n., a complete failure; ...

Google previewThe Royal Standard English Dictionary to which is Fixed a Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (1775)

by William PERRY (of Edinburgh.)

fling flang, slung flink flunk flit flit fmell fmelt fmite fmote fow , fowed fpeak fpoke, fpake fpeed ped fpell fpelled, spelt fpin fpan, fpun fpend fpent fpit · fpat fpring fprang, sprung fplit fplit fpread fpread ftand ftood fteal ftole (tick ftuck fting ftung ...

Google previewPonapean-English Dictionary (1979)

by Kenneth L. Rehg, Damian G. Sohl

flunk to flunk, to fail: rakudai. flush equal, even, flush: pahrek unequal, uneven, not ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

flunk Fail badly—bomb ...

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Flunk Meaning

Video shows what flunk means. Of a student, to fail a class; to not pass.. Of a teacher, to deny a student a passing grade.. To shirk (a task or duty).. Flunk ...

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One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.
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Scrabble value of F4L1U1N1K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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