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fail

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of FAIL

1
to stop functioning <my video camera failed just as I was about to shoot the big moment>
Antonyms start (up)
2
to be unsuccessful <despite all the publicity, the movie failed miserably at the box office>
Phrases come a cropper, come to grief, come up empty, die on the vine, fall flat, fall on one's face, fall short, lay an egg
3
to fall short in satisfying the expectation or hope of <although the minor-league franchise continues to fail local fans, hope springs eternal>
Near Antonyms fulfill (or fulfil); gladden
4
to lose bodily strength or vigor <ever since she reached the age of 90, Grandma has been noticeably failing>
5
to miss the opportunity or obligation <failed to mention that he had already been paid for the job by the homeowner's wife>
Synonyms fail, forget, omit
Near Antonyms heed, mind, remember; keep, observe; carry out, do, execute, perform, practice (also practise); discharge, fulfill (or fulfil), meet, satisfy; comply (with)
May 27, 2015
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a vigorous reprimand or warning
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