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fail

fail

 
 
pronunciation:
feIl
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part of speech: verb
inflections: failed, failing, fails
definition 1: to not succeed in trying to do something.
Rick failed in his effort to start a new business.
antonyms:
succeed
definition 2: to stop working.
The engine failed, so we walked home.
synonyms:
break down, die
similar words:
blow, break
definition 3: to not do something that is necessary or important.
She failed to pay her taxes on time.
definition 4: to receive a grade below passing in a test or course of study.
Sue failed her driving test.
antonyms:
pass
similar words:
blow
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