default on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v default on fail to pay up
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Usage

In literature:

Wade's mash on 'Atkins, Corning & Co.' won't last long in the face of a default.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
Further, he proposed to lessen the penalties levied on defaulters.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
In default of anything better a legging will do, slipped off when we are on the ground.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
This help is meat to us poor wretches, who would perish in default of it, unless GOD had pity on us.
"The Form of Perfect Living and Other Prose Treatises" by Richard Rolle of Hampole
In this brick building the defaulters and those in irons were placed on one side, and the local prisoners on the other.
"Prisoners Their Own Warders" by J. F. A. McNair
And you didn't get it by default, just because somebody thought there should be a given quota of Seniors on the list.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
Great Britain demands that Germany respect Belgian neutrality, and in default of reply declares war on Germany.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
The defaulter never does anything with his money, except live on it.
"The Quality of Mercy" by W. D. Howells
Such the facts on which I have been denounced as a public defaulter and refugee from my native land.
"George Brown" by John Lewis
He could not pay, and was committed to prison, in default, but on 13 Feb., someone paid the money, and the man was released.
"Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign" by John Ashton
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In news:

Rights of borrower on default and foreclosure.
Argentina Rating Downgraded by Fitch on 'Probable' Default.
Default fears accompanying Hill stalemate on debt.
Analysts say this makes it unlikely that Greece will default on its debt or pull out of Europe's currency, the Euro.
Manage's left panel simply shows folders on your computer, with My Pictures selected by default.
What's most important, she adds, is having the necessary export working capital and insurance to make sure that the buyers are sound and don't default on any sales.
Two banks holding loans sued the state in April after the fund defaulted on loans.
WASHINGTON (AP) The political fight that took the nation to the verge of defaulting on its debts last year is back, overshadowed by "fiscal cliff" disputes but with consequences far graver than looming tax hikes and steep spending cuts.
Credit-default swaps insuring Greek government debt may pay out because a proposed bond exchange by the European Central Bank paves the way for losses to be imposed on private investors.
A $1.5 million yacht that belonged to former NBA star Latrell Sprewell is in the hands of federal authorities after he defaulted on the mortgage.
After a sharp jump during the worst of the recession, new figures show the number of students defaulting on federal loans seems to be stabilizing.
So, on its face, I think this country is, by default, a monarchist country.
0 Poor Best With the possibility of America defaulting on a debt payment just days away, Americans are hoping for the best but bracing for the worst.
President Obama has once again defaulted on another of his promises to the American people.
The US Postal Service is bracing for a first-ever default on.
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In science:

The tests are made keeping all parameters fixed at default values and varying only one, to isolate its impact on the profile.
The 3D Velocity Structure of the Thick Disk from SPM4 and RAVE DR2
The running times with default and modi fied replacement s election on PostgreSQL are shown in Figure 9.
Reducing Order Enforcement Cost in Complex Query Plans
The only surprising result was the default plan chosen by SYS1 performed slightly poorer than the forced merge-join plan on SYS1.
Reducing Order Enforcement Cost in Complex Query Plans
The default no-CR sample used for this normalisation consists of e+ e− → W+W− events produced using the KORALW [177] event generator and hadronised using either the JETSET [178], ARIADNE [179] or HERWIG [157] model depending on the colour reconnection model being tested.
A Combination of Preliminary Electroweak Measurements and Constraints on the Standard Model
The advantage of BK and BZ is that they are both intuitive and simple; BGL, on the other hand, offers a systematic expansion whose accuracy can be adapted to that of the data to be fitted, so we choose it as our default parametrisation.
|V_{ub}| from B-> pi e nu
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