- (UK) /lʌk/, [lɐk]
- (US) /lʌk/
- Something that happens to someone by chance, a chance occurrence. The raffle is just a matter of luck. Sometimes it takes a bit of luck to get success. I couldn't believe my luck when I found a fifty dollar bill on the street. Gilbert had some bad luck yesterday — he got pick-pocketed and lost fifty dollars.
- A superstitious feeling that brings fortune or success. He blew on the dice for luck. I wish you lots of luck for the exam tomorrow.
- success I tried for ages to find a pair of blue suede shoes, but didn't have any luck. He has a lot of luck with the ladies, perhaps it is because of his new motorbike.
- (intransitive) To succeed by chance. His plan lucked out.
- (intransitive) To rely on luck. No plan. We're just to going to have to luck through.
- (transitive) To carry out relying on luck. Our plan is to luck it through.