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1. fail


It looks like the peace talks are failing.
All right, do it your own way, but don't blame me if you fail.
I've failed.
Right now my score in Cooking is about 45 out of 100. Great isn't it? That's not a fail!
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
In North America it is against the law to fail to fasten your seatbelt.
Causing competitors to fail, obtaining confidential information, something that big business just can't do without - high risk but at the same time high return work.
Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. So whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners of it.
enterpreneurs fail
It's a perfect strategy, it can't fail
"Movies that are badly made usually fail at the box office."
when something such as a machine or an important part of your body fails, it stops working properly
Promise you will never fail me. What happens if a player fails to turn up for a game?
Well-trained dogs rarely fail to follow instructions.
The time would fail me if I were to recite all the big names in history whose exploits are perfectly irrational and even shocking to the business mind.

2. failed


Our project failed.
You don't have to think you aren't going to make it just because others have failed.
My memory failed me. I just couldn't remember his name.
The reason why you failed is you did not try hard enough.
Police have failed to turn up any new evidence about the murder.
He failed to see the stop sign at the intersection and hit an oncoming car.
Attempts to negotiate a peace treaty failed.
Her husband, having failed to obtain promotion, retired at the age of 55.
They have both failed to find the most serious problem that has ever faced our planet.
He emphasised carrying out promises made to the people, but he failed to uphold many commitments.
The reason the Northern and Southern Dynasties had failed in their rule was that they allowed literary splendor to surpass real substance.
Some analysts consider Somalia as the failed state par excellence.
Institutions, however noble their missions, have failed to replace the family.
In the style of conceited people, he lards his sentences with ill-digested English words. A kind of failed dandy, deprived of class.
No matter how busy he was while living abroad, he never failed to write home to his parents at least once a week.