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English definition of “default”

default

verb [I]     /dɪˈfɒlt/ US  /-ˈfɑːlt/
to fail to do something, such as pay a debt, that you legally have to do: People who default on their mortgage repayments may have their home repossessed.Failing and doing badlyBorrowing, lending and debt
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