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  ( flunks    3rd person present)   ( flunking    present participle)   ( flunked    past tense & past participle  ) If you flunk an exam or a course, you fail to reach the required standard.  
  (mainly AM)  
INFORMAL      verb   (=fail)  
Your son is upset because he flunked a history exam.      V n  
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1    be found lacking, be unsuccessful, bust     (U.S. slang)   fail, fall short, flop     (informal)   founder, miss, not come up to scratch, not come up to the mark     (informal)   not make the grade     (informal)   plough     (Brit. slang)   screw up     (informal)   underachieve, underperform, wash out  
2         flunk out    be dismissed, be expelled, drop out     (informal)   go down  
3    fail, failure, nonsuccess  
1    be successful, come up to scratch     (informal)   excel, get by or through, get pass marks, make it, make the grade, meet or satisfy requirements, pass, pass with flying colours, stand the test  
2    graduate, qualify  

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flunky, flunkey, funk, flung

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