Translation of "fail" - English-Japanese dictionary

fail

verb uk /feɪl/

A2 to not pass a test or an exam

試験に落ちる
I’ve just failed my driving test.

to not be successful

~が失敗する
Dad’s business failed after just three years.
→ Opposite succeed
fail to do something

to not do what is expected

~しそこなう
He failed to turn up for football practice yesterday.

to stop working normally, or to become weaker

(機械、電気)が故障する
The brakes failed and the car crashed into a tree.

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