An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without success)
a. failed
El banco bloquea la tarjeta tras tres intentos fallidos de introducir el PIN.The bank blocks the card after three failed attempts at entering the PIN.
b. unsuccessful
La operación de rescate resultó fallida debido a las adversas condiciones climatológicas.The rescue operation was unsuccessful due to adverse weather conditions.
2. (failing to hit its target)
a. missed
El ciervo salió huyendo tras escuchar el disparo fallido del cazador.The deer ran away after hearing the hunter's missed shot.
3. (vain)
a. disappointed
Vivimos muchos años viendo como nuestras esperanzas de mejora se convertían en esperanzas fallidas.We spent many years watching our hopes of improvement become disappointed ones.
4. (finance)
a. bad (credit)
Nuestra firma proporciona asesoramiento legal experto para la recuperación de créditos fallidos.Our firm provides expert legal advice for the collection of bad credits.
b. bankrupt (business)
El número de empresas fallidas aumentó de forma exponencial durante la crisis económica.The number of bankrupt companies increased exponentially during the economic crisis.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (esfuerzo, intento)
a. unsuccessful, failed
2. (esperanza)
a. vain
3. (disparo)
a. missed
1 [+esfuerzo] unsuccessful; [+esperanza] disappointed; [+deuda] bad; irrecoverable; (Mecánica) (Mil) dud
un tiro fallido a missed shot; a shot wide of the mark o target
2 (Caribe) (Com) (quebrado) bankrupt
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