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Patrono:Etystub

From Middle English < Old French faillir < Latin fallere (to deceive, disappoint).

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Infinitive
to Fail

Third person singular
Fails

Simple past
Failed

Past participle
Failed

Present participle
Failing

to Fail (third-person singular simple present Fails, present participle Failing, simple past and past participle Failed)
  1. (intransitive) To be unsuccessful.
    Throughout my life, I have always failed.
  2. (transitive) Not to achieve a particular stated goal. (Usage note: The direct object of this word is usually an infinitive.)
    The engine failed to start.
  3. (transitive) To neglect.
    The report fails to take into account all the mitigating factors.
  4. (intransitive, of a machine, etc.) To cease to operate correctly.
    After running five minutes, the engine failed.
  5. (transitive) To be wanting to, to be insufficient for, to disappoint, to desert.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, ch. II, Gospel of Mammonism
      A poor Irish Widow […] went forth with her three children, bare of all resource, to solicit help from the Charitable Establishments of that City. At this Charitable Establishment and then at that she was refused; referred from one to the other, helped by none; — till she had exhausted them all; till her strength and heart failed her: she sank down in typhus-fever […]
  6. (intransitive) To receive one or more non-passing grades in academic pursuits.
    I failed in English last year.
  7. (transitive) To give a student a non-passing grade in an academic endeavour.
    The professor failed me because I did not complete any of the course assignments.

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Singular
Fail

Plural
Fails

Fail (plural Fails)
  1. a failure, especially of a financial transaction
  2. a failing grade in an academic examination

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  • IPA: [fˠalʲ]

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From Patrono:Sga[[Category:ga:Patrono:Sga derivations|Fail]] [[foil#Patrono:Sga|foil]], from Proto-Celtic *vali-, from Proto-Indo-European *wel-. Cognates include Ancient Greek ἕλιξ (helix), something twisted).

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Fail f.

  1. ring
  2. bracelet
  3. wreath
  4. sty

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Patrono:Ga-noun-f2

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fail fhail bhfail
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

et:fail fr:fail ko:fail io:fail is:fail it:fail kn:fail ky:fail ku:fail hu:fail ml:fail my:fail nl:fail ja:fail no:fail oc:fail pl:fail pt:fail simple:fail fi:fail sv:fail ta:fail te:fail th:fail tr:fail vi:fail zh:fail

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