Fail synonyms

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To fall or drop in this way
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(Intransitive) to fail, to cease to function
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To go wrong; fail: said of a plan, project, etc.
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To fail to attend or perform:
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Lose is defined as to wind up without something or to fail in a competition.
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To speak or act in an awkward, confused manner, with hesitation and frequent mistakes
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(Intransitive) For a vessel to be immobilized by water too shallow to allow it to float.
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To founder is defined as to fall or fail.
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(Intransitive, biology) To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to cease organic growth before maturation; to become sterile. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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(Idiomatic) To fail to take advantage of an opportunity; to overlook or be too late to pursue an option or course of action.
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To bust is to break something, to cause something to be broken, getting someone out of prison, or arresting someone.
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To become weak, ineffective, or unsteady, especially in performance:
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To be unsuccessful
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To force into the ground:
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Not yet provided as promised, particularly with respect to a contract or an order for a supply of something.
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To be unsuccessful
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To force one's way out of; escape from:
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(Idiomatic) to be less satisfactory than expected; to be inadequate or insufficient
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To fail to understand.
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To be unsuccessful
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(Idiomatic) To fail completely; to have no result.
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(Of a plan) To fail to achieve the anticipated result
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(Idiomatic) To have a disastrous outcome.
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(Slang) (Usually said of an unmarried woman) to become pregnant.
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(Idiomatic) to become closer to another traveling the same course.
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Neglect is defined as to ignore or fail to care for someone or something or fail to do something.
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To regress; to slip backwards or revert to a previous, worse state.
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To decrease.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To be unsuccessful, abort, come to nothing/naught; to be cancelled; not to proceed.
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To collapse.
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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(Intransitive) To be received or accepted.
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To descend into a body of water
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To be at a disadvantage.
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To utter, publish; to announce, proclaim, report. to give (it) out: to profess, give it to be believed that. also, to give (a person) out to be (so and so)
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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(Idiomatic) To fail to reach the result that was intended
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To be unsuccessful
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) to become depraved
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Bomb means to attack or destroy with explosives.
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(Idiomatic, euphemistic) To die.
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(Idiomatic) To die.
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To be unsuccessful
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(Idiomatic) To lose a game or (as a machine) to break down.
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(Idiomatic, US) To fail or degenerate rapidly.
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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(Idiomatic) (by extension) To be completely ruined
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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(Of a bird or other egg-creating animal) To produce an egg.
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(Idiomatic) To be unable to produce a required piece of information.
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To be unsuccessful
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(Intransitive, informal) to fall fast asleep; to sleep soundly
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(Idiomatic) To dwindle; to tail off; to diminish to nothing.
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(Idiomatic) To fail to finish school, or a given subject or course, due to academic shortcomings; i.e., to have too many flunking or failing grades (marks).
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(Intransitive, often with at) To lash out; to strike or hit at someone or something, particularly something in arm's length of the striker and at or near the level of the striker's head.
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To remove something by washing.
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(Idiomatic) To make or become more compact by folding.
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To be unsuccessful
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(Idiomatic) To fail at an early stage or never come to fruition, typically due to neglect, infeasibility, or lack of resources.
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To fail to gain acceptance: to be received poorly.
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(Intransitive) To reduce one's level of effort.
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To forsake (someone or something that one ought not to leave); abandon
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To let be or do without interference.
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To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke.
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To cause to decrease or diminish.
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The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
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To make or become worse
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(Intransitive) To become bankrupt.
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(Intransitive) To lose a competition by failing to compete.
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To become insolvent
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To draw against (a bank account) in excess of credit.
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To become insolvent
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To become insolvent
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To become insolvent
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To fail or refuse to accept or pay (a note, bill, or check, for example).
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To deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
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To become insolvent
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To fall or drop drastically, as in value or force
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To become insolvent
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(Informal) To close, especially for lack of financial success; fail.
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(Idiomatic) To make an all-out effort.
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Alternative form of throw in the towel.
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To become insolvent
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To become insolvent
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To fall or land violently out of control so as to be damaged or smashed
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(Idiomatic) To lose all of one's money; to go broke; to undergo financial ruin or disaster.
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To dismiss for failure
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To hold in an undetermined or undecided state.
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To dismiss for failure
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To give up; retreat
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To come in the place of another person, thing, or event; to come next in the usual, natural, or prescribed course of things; to follow; hence, to come next in the possession of anything; -- often with to.
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Win is defined as to finish first or be the most successful at something.
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To rejoice over a success or victory; exult:
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To be fortunate or successful, especially in terms of one's finances; thrive.
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To obtain a profit or advantage; benefit:
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To grow or increase stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, to flourish.
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To leave behind; to desert as in a ship or a position, typically in response to overwhelming odds or impending dangers; to forsake, in spite of a duty or responsibility. [First attested in the late 15th century.]
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To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of.
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To undergo decay.
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Coming to nothing; unsuccessful; fruitless
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Of or pertaining to a catastrophe.
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That falls short of the goal; unsuccessful or defective
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Having an unfavorable outcome:
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The definition of would be is someone who is trying to become or acting like a specific kind of person that he is not.
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A federal court’s act of declining to exercise its jurisdiction while awaiting or deferring to a decision by a state court. In doing so, the federal court retains jurisdiction of the legal issues at hand and may decide those issues if the plaintiff is not satisfied with the state court’s decision. See also comity and relinquishment. Several rationales for a federal court’s abstention are named for the United States Supreme Court decision in which the rationale was first applied. These include:
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The definition of bankruptcy means the state of not having enough money or assets to pay all debts.
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(Geol.) A sudden, violent change, such as an earthquake
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(Idiomatic, by extension) Anything that doesn’t work properly, or fails to come up to expectations.
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The amount embezzled
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Demise is defined as the act of dying or the end of something.
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The committing of a breach, typically of a duty.
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The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
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The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
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A ludicrous or humiliating situation. Some effort that went quite wrong.
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Insolvency is defined as the state of being bankrupt or unable to pay your debts.
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(Law) Failure to do the required thing at the proper time (e.g., inexcusable delay in enforcing a claim)
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Failure to carry out what was intended
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A wrong that arises from an action. The wrong can be actual or alleged. This word is often used in law, relating to the wrongful use of legal authority.
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A failure to perform a task, especially a task that one was legally bound to do.
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The act of neglecting to perform an action one has an obligation to do.
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To ruin:
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To be unsuccessful
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To spoil by clumsy work or action; botch
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To grow worse; degenerate:
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To exhaust is defined as to use up, tire out or discharge.
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(Computing) To set a program variable to true.
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To prevent from being successful; thwart:
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(Intransitive) To be short (of or for something).
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The definition of languish is to fail to advance or move forward, or to grow weak.
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To become worse; decline; deteriorate; degenerate
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To move backward, esp. into an earlier, less complex, or worse condition; decline; degenerate
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(Intransitive, archaic) To decrease physically in size, amount, numbers or surface.
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To fail to fulfill an obligation.
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To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
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(Archaic) To arrive at; reach or achieve
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To express in words; declare or utter:
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To obtain sexual partners for others.
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To consume all of; use up:
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To end; finish; conclude
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(Intransitive) To receive payment for work.
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To earn or to deserve.
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To obtain, or gain (a desired result, objective etc.), as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win. [from 14th c.]
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Reach is defined as arriving at something, achieving something or giving help or understanding to someone else.
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To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise.
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To extend a piece of material, or clothing.
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(Intransitive) To be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe, for instance food or other objects that go down the wrong way.
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To fail to perform.
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To decline or become debased morally, culturally, etc.
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To fade is defined as to become less bright, to grow more faint, less popular, or less strong, or to begin to wither away and disappear.
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To wear away by degrees; to impair gradually; to diminish by constant loss; to use up; to consume; to spend; to wear out.
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(Intransitive) To become weaker.
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To lose strength or power
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To bring or reduce to ruin
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To eliminate the job or position of:
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To prepare for further use especially by washing:
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To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
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In a strong manner; greatly, severely, vigorously, etc.
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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To undergo sudden financial failure
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Of a geographic area, to become unsafe.
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To yield to persistent persuasion.
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To mold, stamp, cut, or shape with a die
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To extend between two points or in a certain direction; run:
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To break faith with; fail to meet the hopes of
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fail to get a passing grade
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(Intransitive) To go successfully through (an examination, trail, test, etc).
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Manage is defined as to succeed despite difficulties or to control, influence or take charge.
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(Intransitive) To lose one's traction on a slippery surface; to slide due to a lack of friction.
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To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To be unsuccessful
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To lose excitement, to become less exciting.
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(Archaic) To fall headlong from a horse.
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(Cricket) To bowl.
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