be unsuccessful; be unable
forget; neglect; omit; not remember
be not enough; come to an end while still needed; be wanting in; lack
(health, physical strength, sight, etc.) decline; weaken
let down; make lose hope
failure in an examination
"She 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"
"Where do today's public schools fail?"
"The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
"His sense of smell failed him this time"
"His strength finally failed him"
"His children failed him in the crisis"
"The 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"
"I fail to understand your motives"
"The teacher failed six students"
"She studied hard but failed nevertheless"
"Did I fail the test?"
"She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"
"We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust"
"The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor"
"A number of banks failed that year"
"The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"
"Her health is declining"
What dangers, by his Highness' fail of issue, May drop upon his kingdom.
出自：Winter's Tale , Shakespeare
He won't come this evening..But he'll come tomorrow Without fail.
出自： S. Beckett
Shaded over head with Trees, and with Matts when the boughs fail.
出自： H. Maundrell
He failed in his attempt to organize another club.
He failed in his first attempt.
I should consider myself failing in my duty if I did not take immediate action.
He failed in his promise.
How could you fail in such an easy test?
He failed in the examination.
They have failed in literature and art.
She failed in her mathematics.
I passed in math but failed in French.
Mr. Brown failed in getting a job.
I failed in persuading him.
The chairman failed in trying to persuade the committee to share his opinion.
He failed in passing the examination through carelessness.
由于粗心,他考试没有及格。 fail sb in sth
The teacher failed her in English.
The teacher failed me in the written paper.
He failed us in our time of need.
在我们正需要帮助的时候,他使我们失望了。 fail in sth
She writes well, but fails in imagination.
His speech failed in persuasiveness and proof.
He's a clever man, but fails in perseverance.
Your plan seems to have failed of its purpose.
The policy is bound to fail of its object.
His experiment failed of success.
The Bill failed of passage in the last Congress.
The debater's argument failed of logical connection.
误 He failed following our advice.
正 He failed to follow our advice.
误 Though he didn't say a word, at heart he felt he was failed.
正 Though he didn't say a word, at heart he felt he had failed.
误 I've failed to everything I've tried.
误 I've failed from everything I've tried.
正 I've failed (in) everything I've tried.
析 fail表示“在…方面失败”时可以用作及物动词,其后不用任何介词; 也可用作不及物动词,其后一般接介词in,不接to或from。
误 I shall bring you that book without failure.
误 I shall bring you that book without a fail.
正 I shall bring you that book without fail.
析 without fail是固定搭配,意为“一定,肯定”, fail前无冠词。