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fail

noun
 
 
/feɪl/
without fail If you do something without fail, you always do it, even when it is difficult: I go to the gym every Monday and Thursday without fail.Always and never
Translations of “fail”
in Chinese (Traditional) (課程的)未通過, (考試的)不及格…
in Chinese (Simplified) (课程的)未通过, (考试的)不及格…
(Definition of fail noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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