Translation of "fail" - English-Spanish dictionary

fail

verb uk /feɪl/

A2 to not pass a test or an exam

suspender
I’ve just failed my driving test.

to not be successful

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

to not do what is expected

no hacer algo
He failed to turn up for football practice yesterday.

to stop working normally, or to become weaker

fallar
The brakes failed and the car crashed into a tree.

(Translation of “fail” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

fail

verb /feil/

to be unsuccessful (in); not to manage (to do something)

fracasar
They failed in their attempt
I failed my exam
I failed to post the letter.

to break down or cease to work

fallar
The brakes failed.

to be insufficient or not enough

fallar, faltar
His courage failed (him).

(in a test, examination etc) to reject (a candidate)

suspender
The examiner failed half the class.

to disappoint

fallar, decepcionar
They did not fail him in their support.
failing noun

a fault or weakness

defecto, fallo, punto débil
He may have his failings, but he has always treated his children well.
failure /-jə/ noun

the state or act of failing

fracaso, suspenso, corte
She was upset by her failure in the exam
the failure of the electricity supply.

an unsuccessful person or thing

fracasado
He felt he was a failure.

inability, refusal etc to do something

incapacidad
I was disappointed by his failure to reply.
without fail

definitely or certainly

sin falta
I shall do it tomorrow without fail.

(Translation of “fail” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)