fail [-ed, -est, -ing, -s] v

OFr 'to be wanting, miss.'

  1. Malfunction; prove unsuccessful; unable to accomplish or perform.
  2. Die; pass away; deteriorate.
  3. End; cease; discontinue; become no longer present.
  4. Sin; transgress.
  5. Unfulfilled; fall short of expectation.
  6. Unable to reach; unattainable.
  7. Disappear; vanish; leave existence.
  8. Refrain; refuse; reject; decline.