default - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/dɪˈfɔːlt/
present tense
I/you/we/theydefault
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.

  2. 2
    legal to fail to appear in a court of law when you have been ordered to
  3. 3
    to fail to take part in a game or competition when you have agreed to

derived word

defaulter

 

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noun [countable]
singulardefaulter
pluraldefaulters