HyperDic: malfunction

English > 2 senses of the word malfunction:
NOUNeventmalfunctiona failure to function normally
VERBcontactmalfunction, misfunctionfail to function or function improperly
malfunction > pronunciation
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > malfunction: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA failure to function normally.
NarrowerblowoutA sudden malfunction of a part or apparatus
stallA malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge
BroaderfailureAn event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
Spanishdisfuncionalidad, disfunción, funcionamiento defectuoso
Verbsmalfunctionfail to function or function improperly
English > malfunction: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningfail to function or function improperly.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the coffee maker malfunctioned"
Narrowerjamget stuck and immobilized
Broaderfail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break downstop operating or functioning
Oppositefunction, work, operate, go, runPerform as expected when applied
Nounsmalfunctiona failure to function normally

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