flunk flunk  /f ˈləŋk/


  1. (n) failure to reach a minimum required performance
  2. (v) fail to get a passing grade



  1. Answer high-tech Japan or industrial Germany, and you flunk.
  2. Another promised the University of Santa Clara to employ even those engineering students who flunk their finals.
  3. In other words, Sadr may flunk out of ayatollah school and never attain the kind of religious authority many believe he hopes to wield in Iraq in future years.


  1. LETTER: Debt all that holds students back

    Eric Bradner’s Sunday (June 9) column titled “Hoosier schools flunk lesson on student debt” hit many nails on their proverbial heads.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press

  2. Preparation made Lowcountry Splash comfortable harbor swim

    Well, I must have survived the Lowcountry Splash harbor swim. Otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this. And after all that worry! Worry because I didn’t really think I could do it, worry because I didn’t really believe I was much of a swimmer, and even worry over childhood flashbacks of being the only person to flunk...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier


  1. "Personally, I flunk them," Farrow said Monday. "The definition of failure is 'the omission of expected or required action.' They flunk. They chose Beijing to be their host. How can China host the Olympic Games at home while underwriting...
    on Apr 14, 2008 By: Mia Farrow Source: USA Today

  2. "He's the first prime minister in history to flunk an election because he thought he was going to win it," Cameron said sarcastically, causing uproarious laughter. "Does he realise what a phoney he now looks?"
    on Oct 10, 2007 By: David Cameron Source: Reuters UK

  3. "Today was not an effort day," Fisher said. "How are you going to get better in a meeting and know what to if you don't even come to the meeting prepared? If you're in class and don't take a notepad and pencil, you're going to flunk. If you...
    on Aug 11, 2008 By: Jimbo Fisher Source: SI.com

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