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To fail, especially in spectacular fashion
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“My attempts to make it as a professional musician would ultimately fail.”
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To let someone down, especially with regards to an obligation or duty
“I have had the same lawyer for years, and I know that he will never fail me.”
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To let someone down by abandoning or neglecting them
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“My father says that he will never fail us regardless of what happens.”
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To stop operating
“The machine would fail after one of our staff accidentally spilled coffee onto its internal components.”
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To go into decline
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“My health was beginning to fail, and I knew that changes to my lifestyle were necessary.”
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To become weaker or of poorer quality
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“Power from the batteries would gradually fail, and my remote control would eventually be unresponsive.”
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(of a business) To go bankrupt
“The sad fact is that one out of four businesses will fail within their first year of operation.”
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(of rain, a crop or supply) To be insufficient when needed or expected
“An expert on agriculture warns that crops will fail if salt impregnates the soil.”
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To betray someone that has one's trust
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To neglect to do
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To draw to a close
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To read wrongly, normally by accident
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To fail to perform a promised or planned action due to lack of courage
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Fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development
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To fail to execute a skill
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To act or behave in an inappropriate, improper, incorrect, or unexpected manner
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Fail under pressure
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To ignore disrespectfully
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To completely bungle (an opportunity)
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To cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
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To cover an opening
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Die
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Fail to fulfil an obligation, especially to repay a loan or to appear in a law court
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An act or judgment that is misguided or wrong
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A person or thing that is a complete failure
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