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fail US English

Be unsuccessful in achieving one’s goal

Fianna Fáil US English

One of the two main political parties of the Republic of Ireland. Larger and traditionally more republican than its rival Fine Gael, it was formed in 1926 in opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 by Eamon de Valera together with some of the moderate members of Sinn Fein

fail-safe US English

Causing a piece of machinery or other mechanism to revert to a safe condition in the event of a breakdown or malfunction

pass-fail US English

Denoting a class, course, or system of grading in which the only two grades given are “pass” and “fail.”

without fail in fail US English

Absolutely predictably; with no exception

without fail US English

Absolutely predictably; with no exception

words fail me in word US English

Used to express one’s disbelief or dismay

words fail me US English

Used to express one’s disbelief or dismay

too big to fail in fail US English

(Of a financial organization or other business) so important to the economy of a country that a government or central bank must take measures to prevent it from ceasing to trade or going bankrupt

too big to fail US English

(Of a financial organization or other business) so important to the economy of a country that a government or central bank must take measures to prevent it from ceasing to trade or going bankrupt

failing US English

In default of; in the absence of

failover US English

A method of protecting computer systems from failure, in which standby equipment automatically takes over when the main system fails

cannot fail to be/do something in fail US English

Used to express a strong belief that something must be the case

never fail to do something in fail US English

Used to indicate that something invariably happens

fail US Thesaurus

the enterprise had failed

fail English-Spanish

he failed to live up to our expectations

fail-safe English-Spanish

de seguridad

words fail me! in fail English-Spanish

¡no puedo creerlo!

it was destined to fail in destined English-Spanish

estaba condenado al fracaso

to pass/fail the Breathalyzer in Breathalyzer English-Spanish

pasar/no pasar la prueba del alcohol

she's been promoted again — words fail me! in word English-Spanish

la han vuelto a ascender — ¡no me lo puedo creer!

I fail to see what business it is of yours in fail English-Spanish

no veo por qué razón te tienes que meter


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