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Most people who try to lose weight fail dismally.
They have failed to come up with any practical solutions.
He failed in his attempt to get compensation.
He failed to come home at the usual time.
The government is failing in its duty to protect people.
The new plane failed a safety test.
She failed all her exams.
I failed on the written part of my driving test.
The brakes failed and the van crashed into a tree.
If interest rates go up, more small businesses will fail.
I fail to see why anybody would marry a man like that.
If all else fails she can ask her father for money.
This recipe never fails to impress people.
You never fail to astonish me!
This is the British English definition of fail. View American English definition of fail.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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