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\fail\ (?) v. i. [imp. & p. p. failed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. failing.] [f. failir, fr. l. fallere, falsum, to deceive, akin to e. fall. see fail, and cf. fallacy, false, fault.]
1. to be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in any measure or degree up to total absence; to cease to be furnished in the usual or expected manner, or to be altogether cut off from supply; to be lacking; as, streams fail; crops fail. as the waters fail from the sea. xiv. 11. till lionel's issue fails, his should not reign.
2. to be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be deficient or unprovided; -- used with of. if ever they fail of beauty, this failure is not be attributed to their size.
3. to fall away; to become diminished; to decline; to decay; to sink. when earnestly they seek such proof, conclude they then begin to fail.
4. to deteriorate in respect to vigor, activity, resources, etc.; to become weaker; as, a sick man fails.
5. to perish; to die; -- used of a person. [obs.] had the king in his last sickness failed.
6. to be found wanting with respect to an action or a duty to be performed, a result to be secured, etc.; to miss; not to fulfill expectation. take heed now that ye fail not to do this. 22. either my eyesight fails, or thou look'st pale.
7. to come short of a result or object aimed at or desired; to be baffled or frusrated. our envious foe hath failed.
8. to err in judgment; to be mistaken. which ofttimes may succeed, so as perhaps shall grieve him, if i fail not.
9. to become unable to meet one's engagements; especially, to be unable to pay one's debts or discharge one's business obligation; to become bankrupt or insolvent.
\fail\ (?), v. t. 1. to be wanting to; to be insufficient for; to disappoint; to desert. there shall not fail thee a man on the throne. i. 4.
2. to miss of attaining; to lose. [r.] though that seat of earthly bliss be failed.
\fail\, n. [of. faille, from failir. see fail, v. i.] 1. miscarriage; failure; deficiency; fault; -- mostly superseded by failure or failing, except in the phrase without fail. "his highness' fail of issue."
2. death; decease. [obs.]
1. fail to do something; leave something undone; "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" [syn: neglect]
2. be unsuccessful; "where do today's public schools fail?"; "the attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably" [syn: go wrong, miscarry]
3. disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; "his sense of smell failed him this time"; "his strength finally failed him"; "his children failed him in the crisis" [syn: betray]
4. stop operating or functioning; "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" [syn: go bad, give way, die, give out , conk out, go, break, break down]
5. be unable; "i fail to understand your motives" [ant: pull off ]
6. judge unacceptable; "the teacher failed six students" [ant: pass]
7. fail to get a passing grade; "she studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "did i fail the test?" [syn: flunk, bomb, flush it]
8. fall short in what is expected; "she failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"
9. become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close; "the toy company went ba
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Aflwyddo = v. to miscarry, to fail
Darfaethu = v. to miscarry, to fail
Dywellygio = v. to fail
Ffaelu = v. to fail, to miss
Gorfethu = v. to fail completely
Gwargofi = v. to fail in memory
Methu = v. to fail, to miss; to decay
Pallu = v. to fail; to cease
Trycio = v. to flag, to fail
1. fail to do something; leave something undone; "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"
(hyponym) strike out
2. be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
(synonym) go wrong, miscarry
(antonym) succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
(hyponym) take it on the chin
3. disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; "His sense of smell failed him this time"; "His strength finally failed him"; "His children failed him in the crisis"
(hypernym) disappoint, let down
4. stop operating or functioning; "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"
(synonym) go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down
(hyponym) crash, go down
(verb-group) die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass
5. be unable; "I fail to understand your motives"
(antonym) pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off, manage
6. judge unacceptable; "The teacher failed six students"
(verb-group) flunk, bomb, flush it
7. fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?"
(synonym) flunk, bomb, flush it
(antonym) pass, make it
8. fall short in what is expected; "She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"; "We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust"
(verb-group) flunk, bomb, flush it
9. become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close; "The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor"; "A number of banks failed that year"
(derivation) bankruptcy, failure
10. prove insufficient; "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"
(synonym) run out, give out
11. get worse; "Her health is declining"
(hypernym) worsen, decline
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