Last modified on 10 December 2013, at 10:40
Alteration of funk, or perhaps a blend of flinch and funk.
flunk (third-person singular simple present flunks, present participle flunking, simple past and past participle flunked)
- (US, transitive, intransitive) Of a student, to fail a class; to not pass.
- He flunked math, again.
- (US, transitive) Of a teacher, to deny a student a passing grade.
- Unsatisfied with Fred's progress, the teacher flunked him.
- (US, dated, informal) To shirk (a task or duty).
- To back out through fear.
- Polish: oblać
- Portuguese: reprovar (pt)
- Russian: провалиться (ru) (provalítʹsja) pf. (intransitive only), завалить (ru) (zavalítʹ) pf. (transitive: math, etc.)
- Spanish: (South America) aplazar (es), (specially Central America, Mexico) reprobar (es), (Spain) suspender (es), (colloquial) catear (es) (Spain), (Venezuela) raspar (es), (Costa Rica) sacar nota roja, (Mexico) tronar
- Swedish: kugga (sv), köra (sv)
to deny a passing grade
- Spanish: (South America) aplazar (es), (specially Central America, Mexico) reprobar (es), (Spain) suspender (es), (colloquial) bochar (Argentina), (Spain) catear (es), (Peru) jalar (es), (Chile, Colombia) rajar (es), (Venezuela) raspar (es), (Costa Rica) poner nota roja, (Mexico) tronar