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  Definition of dud
  1. an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"
  2. an explosion that fails to occur
  3. someone who is unsuccessful
  4. failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive; "he stepped on a dud mine"
Similar Words: turkey, bomb, misfire, flop, washout

 

Derivational Morphology: fail, flunk, bomb, flush it, misfire

 

 
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