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fail (v)
Definition: get worse
Example: Her health is declining.
fail (v)
Definition: get worse
Example: Her health is declining.
fail (v)
Definition: get worse
Example: Her health is declining.
fail (v)
Definition: disappoint, prove undependable to
Example: His sense of smell failed him this time. His strength finally failed him. His children failed him in the crisis.
Definition: disappoint, prove undependable to
Example: His sense of smell failed him this time. His strength finally failed him. His children failed him in the crisis.
Definition: disappoint, prove undependable to
Example: His sense of smell failed him this time. His strength finally failed him. His children failed him in the crisis.
fail (v)
Definition: fall short in what is expected
Example: She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law. We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust.
fail (v)
Definition: fall short in what is expected
Example: She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law. We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust.
fail (v)
Definition: fall short in what is expected
Example: She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law. We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust.
fail (v)
Definition: stop operating or functioning
Example: The engine finally went. The car died on the road. The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town. The coffee maker broke. The engine failed on the way to town. her eyesight went after the accident.
Definition: stop operating or functioning
Example: The engine finally went. The car died on the road. The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town. The coffee maker broke. The engine failed on the way to town. her eyesight went after the accident.
Definition: stop operating or functioning
Example: The engine finally went. The car died on the road. The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town. The coffee maker broke. The engine failed on the way to town. her eyesight went after the accident.
fail (v)
Definition: become bankrupt or insolvent
Example: The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor. A number of banks failed that year.
fail (v)
Definition: become bankrupt or insolvent
Example: The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor. A number of banks failed that year.
fail (v)
Definition: become bankrupt or insolvent
Example: The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor. A number of banks failed that year.
fail (v)
Definition: fail to do something
Example: She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib. The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account.
Definition: fail to do something
Example: She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib. The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account.
Definition: fail to do something
Example: She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib. The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account.
fail (v)
Definition: prove insufficient
Example: The water supply for the town failed after a long drought.
Definition: prove insufficient
Example: The water supply for the town failed after a long drought.
Definition: prove insufficient
Example: The water supply for the town failed after a long drought.
fail (v)
Definition: be unable
Example: I fail to understand your motives.
fail (v)
Definition: be unable
Example: I fail to understand your motives.
fail (v)
Definition: be unable
Example: I fail to understand your motives.
fail (v)
Definition: be unsuccessful
Example: Where do today's public schools fail?. The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably.
Definition: be unsuccessful
Example: Where do today's public schools fail?. The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably.
Definition: be unsuccessful
Example: Where do today's public schools fail?. The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably.
fail (v)
Definition: judge unacceptable
Example: The teacher failed six students.
fail (v)
Definition: judge unacceptable
Example: The teacher failed six students.
fail (v)
Definition: judge unacceptable
Example: The teacher failed six students.
fail (v)
Definition: fail to get a passing grade
Example: She studied hard but failed nevertheless. Did I fail the test?.
Definition: fail to get a passing grade
Example: She studied hard but failed nevertheless. Did I fail the test?.
Definition: fail to get a passing grade
Example: She studied hard but failed nevertheless. Did I fail the test?.