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Noun
Neglect of one's duty or responsibility
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“I became a TV presenter by default, rather than by design.”
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Failure to fulfil an obligation, especially to repay a loan or appear in a law court
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An instance of not meeting a quota, debt, or payment
Noun
The intentional failure to perform an official duty or legal requirement
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Playing truant
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Declaring bankruptcy
Verb
Fail to fulfil an obligation, especially to repay a loan or to appear in a law court
“Data were collected regarding certain characteristics of borrowers who defaulted on student loans from 1993 through 1995.”
Verb
To return to a former or less developed state
“The fancy font on your web page will default to what is on the person's computer, creating a distorted looking font.”
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(of a business) To go bankrupt
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Fail to meet a commitment to make a regular payment
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Go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract
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To refuse or be unwilling to accept or do something
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(of a game or contest) To fail to win
Adjective
Something that is usual or standard
“Others may ignore their accounts and settle for the default investment option, which will likely be conservative with a low investment return.”
Adjective
Done without thinking
“His default excuse was that he was too busy.”
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