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fail (v):
get worse
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Her health is declining
fail (v):
stop operating or functioning
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The engine finally went.
The car died on the road.
The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town.
The coffee maker broke.
The engine failed on the way to town.
her eyesight went after the accident

Related Words: breakbreak down
fail (v):
prove insufficient
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The water supply for the town failed after a long drought
fail (v):
disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake
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His sense of smell failed him this time.
His strength finally failed him.
His children failed him in the crisis
fail (v):
become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close
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The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor.
A number of banks failed that year
fail (v):
fall short in what is expected
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She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law.
We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust
fail (v):
fail to get a passing grade
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She studied hard but failed nevertheless.
Did I fail the test?

Related Words: bomb
fail (v):
judge unacceptable
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The teacher failed six students
fail (v):
be unsuccessful
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Where do today's public schools fail?
The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably

Related Words: miscarry
fail (v):
fail to do something; leave something undone
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She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib.
The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account

Related Words: neglect
fail (v):
be unable
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I fail to understand your motives
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A fault confessed is halt-redressed

Eğilen baş kesilmez veya Aman diyene kılıç kalkmaz.
confessing what you have done wrong you have begun to make amends


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