Translation of "fail" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /feɪl/ us /feɪl/

A2 to not pass a test or an exam

ser reprovado (em), reprovar
I’ve just failed my driving test.

to not be successful

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

to not do what is expected

deixar de fazer algo
He failed to turn up for football practice yesterday.

to stop working normally, or to become weaker

The brakes failed and the car crashed into a tree.

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