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English noun: malfunction

1. malfunction (event) a failure to function normally

Broader (hypernym)failure

Narrower (hyponym)blowout, stall

English verb: malfunction

1. malfunction (contact) fail to function or function improperly

SamplesThe coffee maker malfunctioned.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad

Narrower (hyponym)jam

Antonymsfunction, operate, work, run, go

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