Translation of "fail" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /feɪl/

A2 to not pass a test or an exam

non superare, bocciare, essere bocciato
I’ve just failed my driving test.

to not be successful

Dad’s business failed after just three years.
→ Opposite succeed
fail to do something

to not do what is expected

mancare di fare qualcosa
He failed to turn up for football practice yesterday.

to stop working normally, or to become weaker

guastarsi, venir meno
The brakes failed and the car crashed into a tree.

(Translation of “fail” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)