What is fail?

  • (verb): Fall short in what is expected.
    Example: "She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"; "We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fail:

Copycats - Games - Physical Challenges
... If they fail, the other team get 25 points ... If they fail, the other team get 25 points ... If they fail, the other team get 25 points ...
School Leaving Certificate (Nepal) - Results
... Second Division - 45% to 59.99% Third Division - 32% to 44.99% Fail-Below 32% Despite such a low percentage requirement to pass the examination, many students (more than 50%), mostly students ... Even though if one fail to get above 40 marks in each subject, they are declared to fail the exam.The result of the SLC is very important to an individual student, since ...
James M. Fail
... Fail (March 28, 1926 – February 26, 2010) is an American financial executive, the chairman of Stone Holdings, Inc ... In the following decades, Fail and his holding companies have owned and operated a variety of investment, mortgage, banking, savings and loan, and insurance businesses throughout the U.S ... Fail was thrust into public attention in 1990, when the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommitee held hearings scrutinizing his business activities, in particular his acquisition of a federally ...
James M. Fail - Philanthropy and Community Involvement
... Fail has served as a Director of the Beneficial Mortgage Company, a member of the Economic Club of New York and a founder of its Centennial Society, and a Director of the Phoenix ... In 1997 he established The Patsy and Jim Fail Scholarship at Birmingham-Southern College for "any worthy and deserving student" ... In 2007 Fail donated $200,000 to the Mobile Symphony, endowing its principal cello chair in memory of his wife ...
Southeast Bulloch High School - Testing Results
... Arts-Pass Plus 55%, pass 36%, fail 10% Mathematics-Pass Plus 53%, pass 40%, fail 7% Social StudiesPass Plus 42%, pass 45%, fail 14% Science-Pass Plus 51 ...

More definitions of "fail":

  • (verb): Fail to do something; leave something undone.
    Synonyms: neglect
  • (verb): Become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close.
    Example: "The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor"; "A number of banks failed that year"
  • (verb): Get worse.
    Example: "Her health is declining"
  • (verb): Be unsuccessful.
    Example: "Where do today's public schools fail?"
    Synonyms: go wrong, miscarry
  • (verb): Fail to get a passing grade.
    Example: "Did I fail the test?"
    Synonyms: flunk, bomb, flush it
  • (verb): Disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake.
    Synonyms: betray
  • (verb): Be unable.
    Example: "I fail to understand your motives"
  • (verb): Judge unacceptable.
    Example: "The teacher failed six students"

Famous quotes containing the word fail:

    Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.
    Amelia Earhart (1897–1937)

    We can glut ourselves with how-to-raise children information . . . strive to become more mature and aware but none of this will spare us from the . . . inevitability that some of the time we are going to fail our children. Because there is a big gap between knowing and doing. Because mature, aware people are imperfect too. Or because some current event in our life may so absorb or depress us that when our children need us we cannot come through.
    Judith Viorst (20th century)

    In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment as a sign of love and respect. Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.
    Michael Lewis (late–20th-century)