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verb [intransitive] American English pronunciation: default /dɪˈfɔlt/ 
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he/she/itdefaults
present participledefaulting
past tensedefaulted
past participledefaulted
  1. 1
    to fail to pay money that you owe

    If you default on your payments, the bank will be forced to repossess your car.

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defaulter

 American English pronunciation: defaulter  noun [countable]
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hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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