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— as in: the default options
I always override the
an automatic result that happens (or already happened) unless it is changed by intentional action
— as in: defaulted on their loan
If I don’t sell my home, I’ll have to
on my loan.
failing to meet a financial obligation—such as making a monthly payment on a debt
— as in: lost by default
Our bus broke down, so we didn’t get there on time and lost the game by
a result in a competition due to a competitor not showing up or not meeting minimum requirements
More rarely, to
is not to show up in court.
All the meanings of
have to do with what will happen if an action is not taken.
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