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fail
[feɪl]
noun
1. suspenso (m) (in exam) (español de España)reprobado (m) (Am)
también:
  • without fail sin falta
transitive verb
2. suspender (exam, candidate) (español de España), reprobar (Am)
  • to fail a drugs test dar positivo en un control antidoping
  • words fail me me faltan las palabras
  • his nerve failed him le fallaron los nervios
  • I won't fail you no te fallaré
intransitive verb
3. fracasar (person, plan, business); suspender (in exam) (español de España), reprobar (Am); fallar ; fallar, debilitarse
  • the light was failing (health, brakes)(memory, eyesight) se hacía de noche, estaba oscureciendo
  • to fail to do something no hacer algo
  • I fail to see what the problem is no acabo de ver cuál es el problema
  • if all else fails en último extremo
  • he failed in his duty no cumplió con su obligación
  • it never fails nunca falla (strategy, excuse)
  • it never fails to surprise me… nunca deja de sorprenderme…
fail [feɪl]
intransitive verb
1 (not succeed) [+candidate in examination] suspender; [+plan] fracasar; no dar resultado; [+show, play] fracasar; [+business] quebrar; [+remedy] fallar; no surtir efecto; [+hopes] frustrarse; malograrse
to fail by five votes perder por cinco votos; to fail in one's duty faltar a su deber; no cumplir con su obligación
2 [+light] irse; apagarse; [+crops] perderse; [+health, sight, voice] debilitarse; [+strength] acabarse; [+engine, brakes, mechanism] fallar; averiarse; [+water supply] acabarse; [+power supply] cortarse; fallar
the light was failing iba anocheciendo
transitive verb
1 [+exam, subject] suspender; [+candidate] suspender (a)
a failed painter un pintor fracasado
2 (let down) [+person] fallar (a); [+memory, strength] fallar
don't fail me! ¡no me falles!; ¡no faltes!; his strength failed him le fallaron las fuerzas; his heart failed him se encontró sin ánimo; his courage failed him le faltó valor; words fail me! ¡no encuentro palabras!
3 (not succeed)
to fail to be elected no lograr ser elegido; to fail to win a prize no obtener un premio
4 (omit, neglect)
to fail to do sth no hacer algo; dejar de hacer algo; don't fail to visit her no deje de visitarla
5 (be unable)
I fail to see why/what etc no veo or alcanzo a ver por qué/qué etc
noun
1
without fail sin falta
2 (Univ) suspenso (m);in en
Verb Conjugations for fallar
Gerund: fallando
Participle: fallado
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yofallofalléfallabafallaríafallaré
fallasfallastefallabasfallaríasfallarás
él/ella/Ud.fallafallófallabafallaríafallará
nosotrosfallamosfallamosfallábamosfallaríamosfallaremos
vosotrosfalláisfallasteisfallabaisfallaríaisfallaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.fallanfallaronfallabanfallaríanfallarán
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