Translation of "fail" - English-Russian dictionary

fail

verb uk us /feɪl/
NOT SUCCEED [ I ]

B2 to not be successful

терпеть неудачу
Dad's business failed after just three years.
She keeps failing in her attempt to lose weight.
fail to do sth

B2 to not do what is necessary or expected

не сделать что-либо, не оправдать ожиданий
John failed to turn up for football practice yesterday.
EXAM [ I, T ]

A2 to not pass a test or an exam, or to decide that someone has not passed

проваливаться (на экзамене)
I'm worried about failing my driving test.
STOP WORKING [ I ]

B2 to stop working normally, or to become weaker

выходить из строя, отказывать
Two of the plane's engines had failed.
NOT HELPING [ T ]

to stop being helpful or useful to someone when they need you

подводить, оказаться неспособным помочь
The government is failing the poor and unemployed.
I fail to see/understand

used to show that you do not accept something

не понимаю …
[ + question word ] I fail to see why you cannot work on a Sunday.

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