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Adjective
Not well, weak
Noun
A weak point
“The report also points out failings in the communication between agencies.”
Preposition
In the absence of; if not
“Can anyone recommend a chain, or failing that, a local store in Austin, Texas, that would carry them?”
Verb
Present participle for to be unsuccessful
“Firms fail - no one can legislate away investor risk.”
Verb
Present participle for to miss the opportunity or obligation
“Or who would desert his beloved or fail him in the hour of danger?”
Verb
Present participle for to lose bodily strength or vigor
“There are 900 businesses failing a week.”
Verb
Present participle for become weaker or of poorer quality
“However, his health began to fail in May of 1932 when he suffered heart problems.”
Verb
Present participle for to stop operating
“Should Service Pack 2 fail to install properly, the guide also explains how to restore your computer to a working state.”
Verb
“I fail these exams, and it is by no means an easy out.”
Verb
“Ceri's health was failing.”
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