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To be unsuccessful
“Firms fail - no one can legislate away investor risk.”
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To miss the opportunity or obligation
“Or who would desert his beloved or fail him in the hour of danger?”
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To lose bodily strength or vigor
“There are 900 businesses failing a week.”
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Become weaker or of poorer quality
“However, his health began to fail in May of 1932 when he suffered heart problems.”
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To stop operating
“Should Service Pack 2 fail to install properly, the guide also explains how to restore your computer to a working state.”
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“I fail these exams, and it is by no means an easy out.”
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“Dr John Harrison, a climate expert from the University of Stirling, says crops will fail before the land is flooded as salt impregnates the soil.”
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“Ceri's health was failing.”
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