Significado de "fail" - Learner’s Dictionary

fail

verb uk us /feɪl/
NOT SUCCEED [ I ]

B2 to not be successful:

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:

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:

I'm worried about failing my driving test.
STOP WORKING [ I ]

B2 to stop working normally, or to become weaker:

Two of the plane's engines had failed.
My eyesight's beginning to fail.
NOT HELPING [ T ]

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

The government is failing the poor and unemployed.
I fail to see/understand

used to show that you do not accept something:

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

(Definición de fail verb del Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)