fail / feɪl /


fail5 个定义

v. 无主动词 verb
  1. to fall short of success or achievement in something expected, attempted, desired, or approved: The experiment failed because of poor planning.
  2. to receive less than the passing grade or mark in an examination, class, or course of study: He failed in history.
  3. to be or become deficient or lacking; be insufficient or absent; fall short: Our supplies failed.
v. 有主动词 verb
  1. to be unsuccessful in the performance or completion of: He failed to do his duty.
  2. to prove of no use or help to: His friends failed him. Words failed her.
  3. to receive less than a passing grade or mark in: He failed history.
  4. to declare unsuccessful in a test, course of study, etc.; give less than a passing grade to: The professor failed him in history.
n. 名词 noun
  1. Slang. an embarrassing or humorous mistake, humiliating situation, etc., that is subject to ridicule and given an exaggerated importance: Their app update is a massive fail.the condition or quality resulting from having failed in this way: His online post is full of fail.a person who fails in this way.
  2. Stock Exchange. a stockbroker's inability to deliver or receive security within the required time after sale or purchase.such an undelivered security.
  3. Obsolete. failure as to performance, occurrence, etc.
interj. 感叹词 interjection
  1. Slang.: A tattoo that misspells your name? Fail!
adj. 形容词 adjective
  1. unsuccessful; failed: a totally fail policy.
  2. Slang. of or noting an embarrassing or humorous mistake, humiliating situation, etc.: the top 100 funniest fail photos on the internet.embarrassingly incompetent, stupid, etc: Why am I so fail?very bad or of inferior quality.

fail 近义词

v. 动词 verb

be unsuccessful

v. 动词 verb

abandon, forsake

v. 动词 verb

lose money


  1. In this kind of “lights-out” datacenter, the servers would be swapped out about once every five years, with any that fail before then being taken offline.
  2. An engineer’s brilliant plan for an automated system that would work for the billion dollar travel entity, but result in the failed account of the small realtor isn’t actually the right way…even if it’s more efficient for some automated program.
  3. He constantly insists that his approval rating among Republicans is at 96 percent, an invented figure, and nearly as often insists that polls are failing to capture his full support.
  4. However, the system was triggered erroneously by a single sensor that failed in both crashes and it continued to push the nose down repeatedly.
  5. I woke up before 7 AM, and the feeling of dread increased with every passing hour as the sun failed to appear.
  6. The Big Five banks dubbed too big to fail, are 35 percent bigger than they were when the meltdown was triggered.
  7. Diets not only fail to make us thinner, they also fail to make us healthier in the long term.
  8. Direct funds away from practices, policies, and programs that consistently fail to achieve measurable outcomes.
  9. These banks…are a whole lot bigger now than they were when we bailed them out in 2008 because they were too big to fail.
  10. Instead, everyone agrees it has simply reinscribed too big to fail as explicit law.
  11. It would make everyone careful, of course, but I fail to see any grievance in that.
  12. Words fail to describe my feelings as I watched the clothes come off him and dry ones go on just as if hands were arranging them.
  13. Who among us would fail to believe what we have, perhaps, secretly wished for in our heart of hearts?
  14. I knew you would, dear Mr Brammel—a gentleman of your discretion would not fail to do so.
  15. If you did fail, you would try Exclusion, and you would find nothing which is the antithesis of the area of New York.