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fail

verb

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1 to stop functioning
  • my car failed just as I was about to head to work

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2 to be unsuccessful
  • despite all the publicity, the movie failed miserably at the box office

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3 to fall short in satisfying the expectation or hope of
  • although the minor-league franchise continues to fail local fans, hope springs eternal

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4 to lose bodily strength or vigor
  • ever since she reached the age of 90, Grandma has been noticeably failing

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5 to miss the opportunity or obligation
  • failed to mention that he was looking for new job

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The first known use of fail was in the 13th century

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“Fail.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fail. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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