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1. fail

verb. ['ˈfeɪl'] fail to do something; leave something undone.

Synonyms

  • miss
  • neglect
  • choke
  • default
  • default on
  • muff
  • strike out

Antonyms

  • keep track
  • attend
  • strengthen
  • crescendo

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Words that Rhyme with Fail

  • quesnell
  • deverell
  • cartmell
  • withnail
  • travail
  • tramell
  • sumrell
  • prevail
  • portell
  • parcell
  • mortell
  • mcphail
  • mcgrail
  • marcell
  • macphail
  • exhale
  • carvell
  • cardell
  • bartell
  • averell
  • avenell
  • abimael
  • verrell
  • unveil
  • today'll
  • tirrell
  • surveil
  • savell
  • revell
  • rafale

Example sentences of the word fail


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Extremely old silver sets may be silver but fail to have any content markings.

2. Verb, base form
You may fail to reach this potential for many reasons, though, including treatment interference and allergic reactions.

Quotes containing the word fail


1. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.
- J.K. Rowling

2. An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
- Charles Horton Cooley

3. It's not enough that I should succeed - others should fail.
- David Merrick

2. fail-safe

adjective. ['ˈfeɪlˌseɪf'] eliminating danger by compensating automatically for a failure or malfunction.

Antonyms

  • injured

3. fail

verb. ['ˈfeɪl'] be unsuccessful.

Synonyms

  • foul up
  • screw up
  • bollocks
  • shipwreck
  • fumble
  • botch up
  • miscarry
  • blow
  • muck up
  • bodge
  • miss
  • flop
  • bollocks up
  • mishandle
  • go wrong
  • bollix
  • spoil
  • muff
  • fall
  • fuck up
  • ball up
  • take it on the chin
  • flub
  • botch
  • bobble
  • founder
  • bumble
  • fluff
  • mess up
  • fall flat
  • bungle
  • bollix up
  • louse up
  • strike out
  • overreach

Antonyms

  • increase
  • expand
  • appreciate
  • lengthen

4. fail

verb. ['ˈfeɪl'] disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake.

Synonyms

  • disappoint
  • let down

Antonyms

  • attend to
  • have
  • include

5. fail

verb. ['ˈfeɪl'] stop operating or functioning.

Synonyms

  • exit
  • burn out
  • pop off
  • conk
  • blow
  • expire
  • die
  • pass
  • pass away
  • perish
  • give way
  • conk out
  • change
  • blow out
  • break
  • drop dead
  • give out
  • croak
  • crash
  • go bad
  • give-up the ghost
  • misfunction
  • go
  • decease
  • misfire
  • buy the farm
  • kick the bucket
  • cash in one's chips
  • go down
  • choke
  • malfunction
  • break down

Antonyms

  • stay
  • inhale
  • stay in place
  • come

6. fail

verb. ['ˈfeɪl'] fall short in what is expected.

Synonyms

  • flush it
  • flunk

Antonyms

  • undershoot
  • hit
  • success

7. fail

verb. ['ˈfeɪl'] prove insufficient.

Synonyms

  • run out

Antonyms

  • clean
  • man

8. fail

verb. ['ˈfeɪl'] get worse.

Synonyms

  • worsen

Antonyms

  • carry to term
  • understate

9. fail

verb. ['ˈfeɪl'] fail to get a passing grade.

Synonyms

  • flush it
  • flunk

Antonyms

  • confront
  • achiever
  • ascend

10. fail

verb. ['ˈfeɪl'] judge unacceptable.

Synonyms

  • pass judgment
  • flush it
  • evaluate
  • flunk
  • judge

Antonyms

  • rise
  • inflate
  • accelerate
  • stretch
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