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fail

verb
noun
phrases
verb
1 verb not do sth
TRANSITIVEthe money failed to materialise níor tháinig an t-airgeadhe failed to answer the question níor fhreagair sé an cheist, d'fheall an cheist air
INTRANSITIVEwe failed to make it back to the office níor éirigh linn teacht ar ais chuig an oifig, theip orainn an oifig a bhaint amach arísto fail in your duty cliseadh i do dhualgas, loiceadh ar do dhualgas, faillí a dhéanamh i do dhualgas
he failed to keep the children safe níor choinnigh sé na leanaí sábháilte, theip air na leanaí a choinneáil slán
2 verb not achieve required level in
TRANSITIVEteip verb  c m uclis verb  c m uhe failed the examination theip an scrúdú air, theip air sa scrúdú, chlis air sa scrúdúI failed maths theip orm sa mhata, chlis orm sa mhata, níor éirigh liom sa mhata, níor phasáil mé matashe failed the drugs' test theip an tástáil drugaí uirthi, chlis uirthi sa tástáil drugaí
INTRANSITIVEI did my best but I failed rinne mé mo dhícheall ach theip orm, rinne mé mo dhícheall ach chlis orm, rinne mé mo dhícheall ach sháraigh orm, rinne mé mo dhícheall ach níor éirigh liom
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 verb judge that sb hasn't achieved required level TRANSITIVEteip a thabhairt doI will fail any student who copies work tabharfaidh mé teip d'aon mhac léinn a chóipeálann obair, tabharfaidh mé teip d'aon mhac léinn a dhéanfaidh obair a chóipeáilshe was failed for not parking correctly tugadh teip di de bharr drochpháirceála, fuair sí teip mar nár pháirceáil sí mar ba cheart 4 verb (of person) be unsuccessful in attempt INTRANSITIVEteip ar PhrV  c m uthey tried and failed time and again rinne siad iarracht agus theip orthu arís agus arís eile, thug siad iarraidh agus sháraigh orthu arís agus arís eilewe failed miserably theip glan orainn, theip orainn amach is amach, theip orainn go huile agus go hiomlán 5 verb (of plan etc) not achieve desired outcome
TRANSITIVEall our efforts failed to change their behaviour theip ar ár gcuid iarrachtaí ar fad a n- iompar a athrú, sháraigh ar ár gcuid iarrachtaí ar fad a n-iompar a athrúthe campaign failed to make much of an impact is beag éifeacht a bhí ag an bhfeachtas, ní raibh mórán éifeachta ag an bhfeachtas
INTRANSITIVEthe strike failed theip ar an stailc, níor éirigh leis an stailc
6 verb not do what is expected TRANSITIVElig síos  c m uloic ar PhrV  c m ushe won't fail you ní ligfidh sí síos thú, ní loicfidh sí ort 7 verb ENG, ELECTRIC, COMP (of equipment) break down INTRANSITIVEclis verb  c m uloic verb  c m uteip ar PhrV  c m uthe brakes failed loic na coscáin, theip ar na coscáin 8 verb MED (of bodily organ) not work properly INTRANSITIVEclis verb  c m uteip ar PhrV  c m uher heart failed chlis a croí, theip ar a croí 9 verb HEALTH (of specific capacity) deteriorate physically INTRANSITIVEmeath verb  c m uclis verb  c m uteip ar PhrV  c m uhis health was failing bhí a shláinte ag meathher hearing failed chlis an éisteacht uirthi, theip ar an éisteacht aicimy memory failed me chlis an chuimhne orm, lig mo chuimhne síos mé 10 verb HEALTH (of person) suffer deteriorating health INTRANSITIVEmeath verb  c m uhe's failing fast tá sé ag meath go tapa 11 verb (of relationship) break down INTRANSITIVEteip ar PhrV  c m uclis ar PhrV  c m utar chun deiridhtit as a chéiletheir marriage failed theip ar a bpósadh, thit a bpósadh as a chéile 12 verb COMM, AGR, MET of business, crop, rain INTRANSITIVEclis verb  c m uloic verb  c m uteip ar PhrV  c m uthe shop failed chlis an siopa, theip ar an siopathe potatoes failed loic na prátaí, theip ar na prátaíthe rains failed again chlis séasúr na fearthainne arís, theip ar shéasúr na báistí arís 13 verb (of personal quality) be unavailable when you need it TRANSITIVEteip ar PhrV  c m utréig verb  c m uhis courage failed him theip ar a mhisneach, thréig an misneach é, chaill sé a mhisneach 14 verb of light INTRANSITIVEdaylight was failing bhí sé ag dul ó sholas, bhí an solas ag dul i léig, bhí an oíche ag titim
noun
15 nounteip fem2  c m u
phrases

to fail at the first hurdle

teip ar an gcéad iarrachtcliseadh ar an gcéad dúshlán

failing that

1 if that option isn't availableseachas sindiomaite de sintaobh amuigh de sin 2 when that doesn't produce desired resultmura n-oibríonn sé sinmá theipeann air sinmuna n-éiríonn leis sin

I fail to see

(also

I fail to understand

) ní thuigim beoní fheicim

if all else fails

(also

should all else fail

, when all else fails

) má theipeann ar gach ní eilemura bhfuil an dara suí sa bhuaile annmá thagann an crú ar an tairne

sth never fails

1 to say that sth always happens in given situationshe calls in sick every Monday morning: never fails glaonn sí isteach breoite gach maidin Luain: gan teip; scairteann sí isteach tinn gach maidin Luain: chomh cinnte is atá cluas ar do leiceannit never fails to amaze me how beautiful the beach is cuireann sé iontas orm i gcónaí a áille agus atá an trá 2 to say that sth always produces desired resultnever fails! níor theip air riamh!, níor lig sé síos go fóill mé!, oibríonn sé gach babhta! 3 ironic to comment ironically on how things always go wrong never fails (also it never fails) nach mbeadh a fhios agat?, cad é eile a mbeifeá ag dúil leis?

without fail

1 to emphasise that sth always happensgan teipI see him every Sunday without fail feicim gach Domhnach é gan teip 2 to insist that sb do sthgan teipgan eisceachtgan loiceadhbe here at eight o'clock without fail! bí anseo ar a hocht a chlog gan teip!, déan cinnte de go mbíonn tú anseo ar a hocht a chlog!

words fail (sb)

Síle shook her head but words failed her chroith Síle a ceann ach baineadh an chaint di, chroith Síle a ceann ach chlis na focail uirthi, chroith Síle a ceann ach níor fhan focal aici

words fail me

it was so bad, words fail me níl insint béil ar chomh holc agus a bhí sé, ní thiocfadh liom tosú ag cur síos ar chomh holc agus a bhí sé

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