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Japanese translation of “fail”

fail

verb   /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 .
(Definition of fail verb from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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