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fail

verb
 
 
/feɪl/
NOT SUCCEED [I] B2 to not be successful
ponieść porażkę, nie udać się, nie powieść się
Dad's business failed after just three years. She keeps failing in her attempt to lose weight.Failing and doing badlyUnsuccessful (people and things)
fail to do sth B2 to not do what is necessary or expected
nie zrobić czegoś
John failed to turn up for football practice yesterday.Failing and doing badly
EXAM [I, T] A2 to not pass a test or an exam, or to decide that someone has not passed
nie zdać, oblać
I'm worried about failing my driving test.Failing and doing badlyExams, tests and exercises
STOP WORKING [I] B2 to stop working normally, or to become weaker
zawodzić, ulegać awarii
Two of the plane's engines had failed.Failing and doing badlyBecoming and making less strong
NOT HELPING [T] to stop being helpful or useful to someone when they need you
zawodzić
The government is failing the poor and unemployed.Failing and doing badly
I fail to see/understand used to show that you do not accept something
nie rozumiem
[+ question word] I fail to see why you cannot work on a Sunday.Refusing and rejecting
(Definition of fail verb from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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