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Main Entry: 1fail
Pronunciation: primarystressfamacr(schwa)l
Function: verb
1 a : to lose strength : WEAKEN <failing eyesight> b : to stop functioning <the engine failed>
2 a : to fall short <failed in their duty> b : to become absent or lacking <the power failed> c : to be unsuccessful (as in passing an examination) d : to grade as not passing <fail a student> e : to become bankrupt
3 : DISAPPOINT, DESERT <fail a friend in need>
4 : to leave undone : NEGLECT <fail to answer the telephone>

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