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fail

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1 to stop functioning
  • My cell phone failed just as I was about to call you.
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2 to be unsuccessful
  • Despite all the publicity, the movie failed miserably at the box office.
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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

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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 had already been paid for the job
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miss out on

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