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Engelsk udsagnsord: fail

1. fail (om adfærd) fail to do something; leave something undone


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib.
The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)neglect


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Mere specifikke termerchoke, default, default on, lose track, miss, muff, strike out

2. fail (om adfærd) be unsuccessful


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWhere do today's public schools fail?.
The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)go wrong, miscarry


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Mere specifikke termerball up, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, fall, fall flat, fall through, flop, flub, fluff, foul up, founder, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, miss, muck up, muff, overreach, screw up, shipwreck, spoil, strike out, take it on the chin


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)bring home the bacon, deliver the goods, succeed, come through, win

3. fail (om følelse) disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis sense of smell failed him this time.
His strength finally failed him.
His children failed him in the crisis.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)betray


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerdisappoint, let down

4. fail (om ændring) stop operating or functioning


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe engine finally went.
The car died on the road.
The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town.
The coffee maker broke.
The engine failed on the way to town.
Her eyesight went after the accident.


Eksempler på anvendelseThese cars won't fail


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)break, break down, conk out, die, give out, give way, go, go bad


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s


Mindre specifikke termerchange


Mere specifikke termerblow, blow out, burn out, crash, go down, malfunction, misfire, misfunction


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningbreak, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it

5. fail (om adfærd) be unable


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI fail to understand your motives.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)bring off, carry off, manage, negociate, pull off

6. fail (om adfærd) judge unacceptable


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe teacher failed six students.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerevaluate, judge, pass judgment


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningbomb, fail, flunk, flush it


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)pass

7. fail (om adfærd) fail to get a passing grade


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe studied hard but failed nevertheless.
Did I fail the test?.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)bomb, flunk, flush it


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningfail, fail


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)make it, pass

8. fail (om adfærd) fall short in what is expected


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law.
We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningbomb, fail, flunk, flush it

9. fail (om forhold) become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor.
A number of banks failed that year.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

10. fail (om ændring) prove insufficient


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe water supply for the town failed after a long drought.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)give out, run out


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s

11. fail (om ændring) get worse


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHer health is declining.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s


Mindre specifikke termerdecline, worsen









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