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failure

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1 the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action
  • Your failure to check the batteries in the smoke detector could have tragic results.
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2 a falling short of one's goals
  • The failure of the school's fund-raising drive was a big disappointment to all.
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3 something that has failed
  • The students' first attempt to build a homemade rocket was a disappointing failure.
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4 a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number
  • The failure of the potato crop had a devastating effect on the population of Ireland.
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5 the inability to pay one's debts
  • years of prolonged economic depression, when business failures were common
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