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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.
She failed to give any explanation for her actions.
He failed to come home at the usual time.
The government is failing in its duty to protect people.
The new airplane failed a safety test.
She failed all her tests.
I failed on the written part of my driver's test.
The brakes failed and the van crashed into a tree.
He is old now and his health is starting to fail.
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 American English definition of fail. View British English definition of fail.