what is difference between failing and flunk
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈfeɪ.lɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -eɪlɪŋ
- present participle of fail
failing (plural failings)
- weakness; defect
- His worst failing is his temper.
- if the preferred or prior option is not possible
- A large proportion of the females employed in other firms are said to have signified their intention of going on strike, failing a settlement.
Alteration of funk, or perhaps a blend of flinch + funk.
- IPA(key): /flʌŋk/
- Rhymes: -ʌŋk
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. (Commonly in the phrase ‘flunk it’, the ‘it’ referring to a specific task avoided; sometimes without specific reference, describing a person’s attitude to life in general.)
- flunk out