fracasar

fracasar(
frah
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kah
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sahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to not succeed)
a. to fail
Los alpinistas quisieron llegar a la cumbre, pero fracasaron por la tormenta.The climbers tried to reach the summit, but they failed due to the storm.
No podemos darnos el lujo de fracasar; el futuro de la humanidad está en juego.We cannot afford to fail; the fate of humanity is at stake.
b. to be unsuccessful
Gerardo fracasó en su intento de ser elegido presidente.Gerardo was unsuccessful in his attempt to be elected president.
c. to fall through
El plan de la empresa de construir un edificio moderno en el bosque fracasó.The company's plan to build a modern building in the forest fell through.
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fracasar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (intento, persona)
a. to fail
2. (producto)
a. to be a failure
el modelo fracasó en Europathe model was a failure in Europe
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fracasar
transitive verb
(Latinoamérica) to mess up; make a mess of
intransitive verb
(gen) to fail; be unsuccessful; [+plan] to fail; fall through;
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