French English Dictionary

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échouer in English:

1. fail fail

It looks like the peace talks are failing.
All right, do it your own way, but don't blame me if you fail.
I've failed.
Right now my score in Cooking is about 45 out of 100. Great isn't it? That's not a fail!
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
In North America it is against the law to fail to fasten your seatbelt.
Causing competitors to fail, obtaining confidential information, something that big business just can't do without - high risk but at the same time high return work.
Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. So whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners of it.
enterpreneurs fail
It's a perfect strategy, it can't fail
"Movies that are badly made usually fail at the box office."
when something such as a machine or an important part of your body fails, it stops working properly
Promise you will never fail me. What happens if a player fails to turn up for a game?
Well-trained dogs rarely fail to follow instructions.
The time would fail me if I were to recite all the big names in history whose exploits are perfectly irrational and even shocking to the business mind.

English word "échouer"(fail) occurs in sets:

Fiches du livre - "Bert Wilson at Panama" (J. W. D...
Fiches du livre - "Songs and Satires" (Edgar Lee M...
Fiches du livre - "A Child-World" (James Whitcomb ...
Fiches du livre - "The Field of Clover" (Laurence ...
Słownictwo francuskie 1351-1400

2. failing failing

He entered the university after failing the examination twice.
My memory is failing.
In 1880, the Irish boycotted a landowner, Captain C.C. Boycott, for failing to lower rents.
They blamed him for failing to improve the economy.
His failing the test is no laughing matter.
Tom is in danger of failing this class.
I have many failings, but being a liar is not one of them.
ETA says it acknowledges its responsibility in failing to solve the Basque "political conflict."
He wishes to resign on the grounds that his health is failing.
Failing the examination means waiting for another year.
The teacher gave him a failing grade for basing his report on discredited research.
The car failing to start, we went by bus.
A woman is capable of failing to notice the hundred things that you've done her, and to address only the one that you haven't.
If you're missing the forest for the trees then you're failing to see the big picture.

English word "échouer"(failing) occurs in sets:

Fiches du livre - "The Secret Pact" (Mildred A. Wirt)
Fiches du livre - "Krindlesyke" (Wilfrid Wilson Gi...
Fiches du livre - "The German Classics of the Nine...