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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - To be unsuccessful. Get worse; Stop operating or functioning; Prove insufficient; Disappoint, prove undependable to; Become bankrupt or insolvent; Fall short in what is expected; Judge unacceptable;

Usage examples (40)
  • If you take risks, you may fail. But if you don't take risks, you will surely fail. The greatest risk of all is to do nothing.
  • I fail to understand your motives
  • Where do today's public schools fail?
  • Q: You say that one way to fail is to quit taking risks. for more
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