• fail to do something; leave something undone;
    • "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"
  • be unsuccessful;
    • "Where do today's public schools fail?"
    • "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
  • disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake;
    • "His sense of smell failed him this time"
    • "His strength finally failed him"
    • "His children failed him in the crisis"
  • stop operating or functioning;
    • "The engine failed on the way to town"
  • be unable;
    • "I fail to understand your motives"
  • judge unacceptable;
    • "The teacher failed six students"
  • fail to get a passing grade;
    • "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"
    • "Did I fail the test?"
  • fall short in what is expected;
    • "She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"
    • "We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust"
  • become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close;
    • "A number of banks failed that year"
  • prove insufficient;
    • "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"
  • get worse;
  • FAIL v -ED -ING, -S to be unsuccessful in an attempt

Scrabble Score: 7

fail is a valid Scrabble (US) TWL word

fail is a valid Scrabble Word in Merriam-Webster MW Dictionary

fail is a valid Scrabble Word in International Collins CSW Dictionary

Words With Friends Score: 8

fail is a valid Words With Friends word