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fail 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/fāl/,
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fails, 3rd person singular present; failed, past participle; failing, present participle; failed, past tense;
  1. Be unsuccessful in achieving one's goal
    • - he failed in his attempt to secure election
    • - they failed to be ranked in the top ten
  2. Be unsuccessful in (an examination, test, or interview)
    • - she failed her finals
  3. (of a person or a commodity) Be unable to meet the standards set by (a test of quality or eligibility)
    • - the player has failed a drug test
  4. Judge (someone, esp. in an examination) not to have passed

  5. Neglect to do something
    • - the firm failed to give adequate risk warnings
  6. Behave in a way contrary to hopes or expectations by not doing something
    • - commuter chaos has again failed to materialize
  7. Used to express a strong belief that something must be the case
    • - you cannot fail to be deeply impressed
  8. Used to indicate that something invariably happens
    • - such comments never failed to annoy him
  9. Desert or let down (someone)
    • - at the last moment her nerve failed her
  10. Break down; cease to work well
    • - a truck whose brakes had failed
  11. Become weaker or of poorer quality; die away
    • - the light began to fail
    • - his failing health
  12. (esp. of a rain or a crop or supply) Be lacking or insufficient when needed or expected

  13. (of a business or a person) Be obliged to cease trading because of lack of funds; become bankrupt

Noun
  1. A grade that is not high enough to pass an examination or test


  1. fail to do something; leave something undone; "She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib"; "The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account"
  2. be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
  3. disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; "His sense of smell failed him this time"; "His strength finally failed him"; "His children failed him in the crisis"
  4. stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
  5. be unable; "I fail to understand your motives"
  6. judge unacceptable; "The teacher failed six students"
  7. Failure refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. ...
  8. The Lia Fáil (Irish for "big stone of Fál", pronounced), also known as the Stone of Destiny, is a stone at the Inauguration Mound (an Forrad) on the Hill of Tara in County Meath in Ireland, which served as the coronation stone for the High Kings of Ireland. ...
  9. a failure, especially of a financial transaction; a failing grade in an academic examination; To be unsuccessful; Not to achieve a particular stated goal. (Usage note: The direct object of this word is usually an infinitive. ...
  10. A test is deemed to fail if its actual result does not match its expected result.
  11. A deal is said to fail if on the settlement date either the seller does not deliver securities in proper form or the buyer does not to deliver funds in proper form.
  12. Built-in Prolog predicate with no arguments, which, as the name suggests, always fails. Useful for forcing backtracking and in various other contexts.
  13. The failure to make timely settlement for either side of a foreign exchange contract, usually due to clerical or trader error. A fail usually leads to an adjustment for an overdraft in the receiving bank.
  14. includes refuse; and "failure" includes refusal.
  15. This is a result code where the assertion was found to be false based on the execution of its assertion test.
  16. The level of harmful emissions from this vehicle, on this portion of the test, exceeds the range of what is reasonable for this model/engine combination, and is contributing to unhealthy air in California.
  17. In the case of a fail, the functionality being tested has changed and as a result no longer works as expected. When represented on a report, this is represented as red.
  18. suspenso; fallar; faltar; omitir; ser suspendido; fracasar
  19. When you do not roll a number that re-enters you from the Bar. Also called Dance, Fan and Flunk.
  20. Either an interjection used when one disapproves of something, or a verb meaning approximately the same thing as the slang form of suck. Most probably derived from the world of internet gaming.
  21. Most common grade given to Bart Simpson, often given out by Edna Krabappel.
  22. (or) #fail - People will use this term, with or without #, to indicate they have made a mistake or to criticize others.
  23. did not meet the project requirements, missed more than 3 classes without justification, and didn’t finish one or more major project.
  24. (verb) To fail means that you did not pass your test. You did not get the necessary grade / score. Failure is the noun form.
  25. not awesome, lame. Used to describe make-up that sucks. Or most of the boys I date. Or make-up that sucks on the boys I date. Which is an entirely different issue,really.