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  1. failing

    • IPA[ˈfeɪlɪŋ]

    英式

    • n.
      a weakness, especially in a person's character; a shortcoming
    • prep.
      in the absence of; if not
    • noun: failing, plural noun: failings

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a weakness, especially in a person's character; a shortcoming:

      pride is a terrible failing

    • prep.
      介系詞
    • 1. in the absence of; if not:

      she longed to be with him and, failing that, to be alone

    • v.
      be unsuccessful in achieving one's goal:
    • he failed in his attempt to secure election

      they failed to be ranked in the top ten

    • n.
      a mark which is not high enough to pass an examination or test:
    • a fail grade

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    • v.
      be unsuccessful in achieving one's goal:
    • he failed in his attempt to secure election

      they failed to be ranked in the top ten

    • n.
      a grade that is not high enough to pass an examination or test.

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    • adj. (of an undertaking or a relationship) not achieving its end or not lasting; unsuccessful:

    • a failed coup attempt

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    • adj. (of an undertaking or a relationship) not achieving its end or not lasting; unsuccessful:

    • a failed coup attempt

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    • adj. reliable and constant:

    • her never-failing loyalty

      a never-failing supply

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    • adj.
      causing a piece of machinery or other mechanism to revert to a safe condition in the event of a breakdown or malfunction:
    • a forklift with a fail-safe device
    • n.
      a system or plan that comes into operation in the event of something going wrong or that is there to prevent such an occurrence:
    • the secondary safety system is indeed a fail-safe

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    • adj.
      causing a piece of machinery to revert to a safe condition in the event of a breakdown or malfunction:
    • a forklift truck with a fail-safe device
    • n.
      a system or plan that comes into operation in the event of something going wrong or that is in place to prevent such an occurrence:
    • stewards positioned around the track as a fail-safe

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    • adj. denoting a class, course, or system of grading in which the only two grades given are “pass” and “fail.”.

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    • IPA[ˈfāliNG]

    美式

    • n.
      a weakness, especially in character; a shortcoming:
    • pride is a terrible failing
    • prep.
      in default of; in the absence of:
    • she longed to be with him and, failing that, to be on her own

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