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fail

US [feɪl]
UK [feɪl]
  • v.失败;不及格;倒闭;破产
  • n.(考试)不及格
  • Web衰退;不合格;不能
Simple Present:fails  Present Participle:failing  Past Tense:failed  
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v.
不成功not succeed
1.
[i][t]
失败;未能(做到)to not be successful in achieving sth
Many diets fail because they are boring.
许多规定饮食因单调乏味都不奏效。
a failing school
一所失败的学校
I failed in my attempt to persuade her.
我未能说服她。
She failed to get into art college.
她未能进入艺术学院。
The song can't fail to be a hit(= definitely will be a hit) .
这首歌不可能不流行起来。
未做某事not do sth
2.
[i]
未做;未履行(某事)to not do sth
He failed to keep the appointment.
他未履约。
She never fails to email every week.
每周她必定发电子邮件。
I fail to see(= I don't understand) why you won't even give it a try.
我不懂为什么你连试一试都不愿意。
He felt he would be failing in his duty if he did not report it.
他认为如果不报告就是他失职。
测验;考试test/exam
3.
[t][i]
不及格;评定不及格to not pass a test or an exam; to decide that sb/sth has not passed a test or an exam
He failed his driving test.
他驾驶执照考试不及格。
She was disqualified after failing a drugs test.
她药检未通过,被取消了资格。
What will you do if you fail?
如果你考试失败打算干什么?
The examiners failed over half the candidates.
主考人员评定,半数以上考生不及格。
机器;身体部位of machines/parts of body
4.
[i]
出故障;失灵to stop working
The brakes on my bike failed half way down the hill.
我的自行车下山至中途车闸失灵了。
健康;视力of health/sight
5.
[i]
衰退to become weak
Her eyesight is failing.
她的视力日渐衰退。
His last months in office were marred by failing health.
由于健康恶化,他最后几个月的公职工作受到了影响。
使失望disappoint sb
6.
[t]
~ sb
使失望;有负于;无能为力to disappoint sb; to be unable to help when needed
When he lost his job, he felt he had failed his family.
他失去工作以后,感到辜负了家庭。
She tried to be brave, but her courage failed her.
她想勇敢,但却鼓不起勇气。
Words fail me(= I cannot express how I feel) .
我无法表达自己的感受。
不足not be enough
7.
[i]
不足;缺乏to not be enough when needed or expected
The crops failed again last summer.
上个夏季庄稼又歉收了。
The rains had failed and the rivers were dry.
雨量不足,河流干涸。
公司;企业of company/business
8.
[i]
倒闭;破产to be unable to continue
Several banks failed during the recession.
经济衰退期间有几家银行倒闭了。
IDM
If all else fails, you can always sell your motorbike.
如果所有别的办法都不行,你总还可以卖掉摩托车。
if all else fails
实在不行的话(还可以…)used to suggest sth that sb can do if nothing else they have tried is successful
If all else fails, you can always sell your motorbike.
如果所有别的办法都不行,你总还可以卖掉摩托车。
n.
1.
(考试)不及格the result of an exam in which a person is not successful
I got three passes and one fail.
我考试三门及格,一门不及格。
IDM
I want you here by two o'clock without fail.
我要你两点钟务必来到这里。
He emails every week without fail.
他每周必定发电子邮件。
without fail
务必;一定when you tell sb to do sthwithout fail , you are telling them that they must do it
I want you here by two o'clock without fail.
我要你两点钟务必来到这里。
总是;必定always
He emails every week without fail.
他每周必定发电子邮件。

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