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Your default setting should be passive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After two losses in a row, that seemed to be the default setting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The default position is that UK employment rights remain unchanged. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The English default position is that the Norman conquest was a national tragedy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The concerns often focus around debts that have not been defined by Funding Circle as having defaulted but where payment is long overdue. Times, Sunday Times (2016) The default option is that we pull out altogether. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Failure to get approval for the deal would result in the company defaulting on its bank debt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The charges meant he spiralled into debt after defaulting on credit cards. The Sun (2014)The default settings of humanity require us to seek suffering over thanksgiving. Christianity Today (2000)The country could face capital controls and a banking crisis if it defaults on its obligations. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Not once did she default on a payment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Greece has no option but to default. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Picking up a book was my default setting. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For years it was their default position. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Last year it defaulted on this obligation for the first time. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Fears that companies will default on bond payments has sent yields soaring. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The watchdog said yesterday that it was close to making an announcement on the future of credit card default charges. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This says that the company is in default if it fails to meet its obligations on any of its debt issues. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)The prospect of a bigger Greek default is very real. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The default setting of the England rugby fan is knowing condemnation fading to erudite contempt. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet a country can't default on its international obligations without costs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Credit default swaps offered none, obscuring risk instead of clarifying it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Nobody should pretend that an untidy Greek exit and default would be easy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If a country defaults on its bonds, what happens? Times, Sunday Times (2015)But suppose that the tax advantages of debt spur the firm on to a high debt ratio and a significant probability of default or financial distress. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Spain and Portugal will also default. The Sun (2010)The fear of defaulting tenants is also leading to renewed interest in insurance policies to cover the costs of recovering rent and any temporary loss of income. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some were particularly nervous before today's auction of Lehman credit default swaps. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Synonyms of 'default'
nonpayment, evasion, failure to pay, non-remittance
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Translations for 'default'
British English: default VERB
to default on sth If a person, company, or country defaults on something that they have legally agreed to do, such as paying some money, they fail to do it.
The credit card business is down, and more borrowers are defaulting on loans.
British English: default ADJECTIVE
A default situation is what exists or happens unless someone or something changes it.
...default passwords installed on commercial machines.
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