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  1. luck
    IPA[lək]
  2. noun

    • 1. success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions:

      it was just luck that the first kick went in this charm was supposed to bring good luck
      Synonym : good fortune, good luck, success, successfulness, prosperity, advantage, advantageousness, felicity, a stroke of luck, fluke, a lucky break
    • 2. chance considered as a force that causes good or bad things to happen:

      luck was with me
      Synonym : fortune, fate, destiny, lot, stars, what is written in the stars, karma, kismet, fortuity, serendipity, chance, accident, a twist of fate, contingency, circumstances, mozzle
    • 3. something regarded as bringing about or portending good or bad things:

      I don't like Friday—it's bad luck

    verb

    • 1. chance to find or acquire:

      he lucked into a disc-jockey job
    • 2. achieve success or advantage by good luck:

      I lucked out and found a wonderful woman
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: luck

    • v.: verb: luck, 3rd person present: lucks, gerund or present participle: lucking, past tense: lucked, past participle: lucked

    • noun

      success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions:

      chance considered as a force that causes good or bad things to happen.

    • verb

      chance to find or acquire:

      achieve success or advantage by good luck:

    • to bring good fortune
    • chance personified as a controlling power in human affairs
    • used to express a lack of sympathy
    • used to express regret about something
    • used to express wishes for success
    • expressing the hope that something will happen in the way described
    • noun

      a situation in which one must take a chance that whatever is available will prove to be good or acceptable:

      a meal or party to which each of the guests contributes a dish:

    • to bring good fortune
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