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English definition of “fail”

fail

verb [I] (NOT SUCCEED)   /feɪl/
to not be able to do what you are trying to achieve or are expected to do: [+ to infinitive] She applied to Harvard University but failed to get accepted . If you fail to see / understand what something is, you do not agree with someone’s description of a situation : [+ to infinitive] I fail to see what the problem is (= I don’t think there is a problem ).
(Definition of fail verb (NOT SUCCEED) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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