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failing

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Vanligast
be unsuccessful
  • "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
  • "Where do today's public schools fail?"

Synonymer

Vanlig
disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake
  • "His children failed him in the crisis"
  • "His strength finally failed him"
  • "His sense of smell failed him this time"

Synonymer

Vanlig
stop operating or functioning
  • "The engine failed on the way to town"
  • "The coffe maker failed"

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Vanlig
be unable
  • "I fail to understand your motives"

Synonymer

Vanlig
judge unacceptable
  • "The teacher failed six students"

Synonymer

Vanlig
fall short in what is expected
  • "She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"
Vanlig ekonomi
become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close
  • "A number of banks failed that year"
  • "The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor"
Vanlig
prove insufficient
  • "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"

Synonymer

Vanlig
get worse
  • "Her health is declining"
Mindre vanlig
fail to do something; leave something undone
  • "The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account"
  • "She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib"

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Ovanlig
fail to get a passing grade
  • "Did I fail the test?"
  • "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"

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