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Translation of "fail" - English-German dictionary

fail

verb /feil/
to be unsuccessful (in); not to manage (to do something) versagen, versäumen They failed in their attempt I failed my exam I failed to post the letter.
to break down or cease to work versagen The brakes failed.
to be insufficient or not enough verlassen His courage failed (him).
(in a test, examination etc) to reject (a candidate) durchfallen (lassen) The examiner failed half the class.
to disappoint im Stich lassen They did not fail him in their support.
failing noun
a fault or weakness der Fehler He may have his failings, but he has always treated his children well.
failure /-jə/ noun
the state or act of failing das Versagen She was upset by her failure in the exam the failure of the electricity supply.
an unsuccessful person or thing der Versager He felt he was a failure.
inability, refusal etc to do something das Versäumnis I was disappointed by his failure to reply.
without fail
definitely or certainly unbedingt I shall do it tomorrow without fail.
(Definition of fail from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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