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noun 
  1. a failure, especially of a financial transaction
  2. a failing grade in an academic examination
verb 
  1. (transitive): To not achieve a particular goal. (Usage note: The direct object of this word is usually an infinitive. The engine failed to start.)
  2. (transitive): To be negligent in one's duty. (The report fails to take into account all the mitigating factors.)
  3. (intransitive): To be unsuccessful in academic pursuits. (I failed in English last year.)
  4. (intransitive), of a machine, etc.: To cease to operate correctly. (After running five minutes, the engine failed.)
  5. (transitive): To give a student a non-passing grade, thereby causing the student to fail (3) a class or other academic endeavor.

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Fail - (verb), Not acheiving a goal or generally embarassing oneself while attempting anything that is viewed by one or more other people.
(adj) Used to describe an outcome. Popular term used online to label the result of some sort of attempt.


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