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as in: defaulted on their loan Define
failing to meet a financial obligation--such as making a monthly payment on a debt
  • Somebody broke down in a piece of knitting, and no one but Sophy was able to put the defaulter in the right direction.

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  • If I don’t sell my home, I’ll have to default on my loan.
  • I defaulted on my car loan and they repossessed my car.

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unspecified meaning
  • I assented to this proposal, in default of being able to suggest anything else.
  • Mr. Micawber then embraced Mrs. Micawber, and pressed my hand; leaving me to infer from this broken allusion that his domestic supply of water had been cut off that afternoon, in consequence of default in the payment of the company’s rates.

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as in: the default options Define
an automatic result that happens (or already happened) unless it is changed by intentional action
as in: defaulted on their loan Define
failing to meet a financial obligation--such as making a monthly payment on a debt
as in: lost by default Define
a result in a competition due to a competitor not showing up or not meeting minimum requirements
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