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Definition of: fail

(fāl) v.i.
1. To be unsuccessful; be unable.
2. To be deficient or wanting, as in ability, faithfulness, etc.; prove disappointing: He failed in his duty.
3. To give out: His strength failed.
4. To become extinct; die out.
5. To fade away; disappear: The light failed rapidly.
6. To weaken gradually, as in illness or death.
7. To become insolvent; go bankrupt.
8. To receive a failing grade.
v.t.

9. To prove to be inadequate or of no help to; abandon; forsake: My courage fails me.
10. To leave undone or unfulfilled; neglect: with infinitive as object: He failed to carry out orders.
11. In education: a To receive a failing grade in (a course or test). b To assign a failing grade to (a pupil). See synonyms under FALL, SUSPEND.
noun Failure: in the phrase without fail.
[<OF faillir <L fallere to deceive]

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Statistical data

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"fail" has the frequency of use of 0.0027% on en.wikipedia.org.

Phrases starting with the letter: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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