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Translation of "fail" - English-French dictionary

fail

verb /feil/
to be unsuccessful (in); not to manage (to do something) échouer (à) They failed in their attempt I failed my exam I failed to post the letter. to break down or cease to work tomber en panne The brakes failed. to be insufficient or not enough manquer (à) His courage failed (him). (in a test, examination etc) to reject (a candidate) recaler The examiner failed half the class. to disappoint manquer (à) They did not fail him in their support. failing noun a fault or weakness défaut He may have his failings, but he has always treated his children well. failure /-jə/ noun the state or act of failing échec; panne She was upset by her failure in the exam the failure of the electricity supply. an unsuccessful person or thing raté/-ée He felt he was a failure. inability, refusal etc to do something incapacité I was disappointed by his failure to reply. without fail definitely or certainly sans faute I shall do it tomorrow without fail.
(Definition of fail from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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