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To sit, pass or fail an examination or test

bomb

verb

to fail a test very badly

dip out

to fail a test or a course in school

fail

verb

to be unsuccessful in achieving a satisfactory level or standard

flunk

verb

to fail a test or a course in school

get through

to reach a good enough standard to pass a test

pass

verb

to be successful in an examination or test by achieving a satisfactory standard

qualify

verb

to become a member of a particular profession after a period of training or study

resit

verb

to retake an examination

retake

verb

to take an examination again because you failed it on the previous occasion

score

verb

to achieve a particular amount, level, etc. in a test

sit

verb

to take an examination

take

verb

to do an examination in a particular subject

emoji

a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts

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flop

a complete failure

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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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