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verb – 1. to stop working properly the brakes failed the brakes did not work, the wing failed during a high-speed turn the wing broke during a high-speed turn 2. to receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum in an examination or a course of study, the trainee failed his navigation examination the trainee did not pass her navigation exam, without fail certainly, definitely. Be here at 8 o’clock without fail.

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