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English definition of “fail”


verb [I] (STOP)   /feɪl/
to become weaker or stop working completely: The bus driver said the brakes failed. If a business fails, it is unable to continue because of money problems. failing    /ˈfeɪ·lɪŋ/ adjective [not gradable] He is in failing health and seldom goes outside any more.
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