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Definition of 'default'


  1. loss due to not showing up; "he lost the game by default"
  2. act of failing to meet a financial obligation
       Synonyms: nonpayment nonremittal
  3. loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid
       Synonyms: nonpayment nonremittal
       Antonyms: payment
  4. an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified
       Synonyms: default option


  1. fail to pay up
       Synonyms: default on
       Antonyms: pay up ante up pay

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