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Definitions of fail
v. i. - To be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in any measure or degree up to total absence; to cease to be furnished in the usual or expected manner, or to be altogether cut off from supply; to be lacking; as, streams fail; crops fail. 2
v. i. - To be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be deficient or unprovided; -- used with of. 2
v. i. - To fall away; to become diminished; to decline; to decay; to sink. 2
v. i. - To deteriorate in respect to vigor, activity, resources, etc.; to become weaker; as, a sick man fails. 2
v. i. - To perish; to die; -- used of a person. 2
v. i. - To be found wanting with respect to an action or a duty to be performed, a result to be secured, etc.; to miss; not to fulfill expectation. 2
v. i. - To come short of a result or object aimed at or desired ; to be baffled or frusrated. 2
v. i. - To err in judgment; to be mistaken. 2
v. i. - To become unable to meet one's engagements; especially, to be unable to pay one's debts or discharge one's business obligation; to become bankrupt or insolvent. 2
v. t. - To be wanting to ; to be insufficient for; to disappoint; to desert. 2
v. t. - To miss of attaining; to lose. 2
v. i. - Miscarriage; failure; deficiency; fault; -- mostly superseded by failure or failing, except in the phrase without fail. 2
v. i. - Death; decease. 2

The word "fail" uses 4 letters: A F I L.

Direct anagrams of fail:
  alif   fila

Words formed by adding one letter before or after fail (in bold), or to afil in any order:
c -   calif   k -   kalif   l -   flail   n -   final   o -   folia   p -   pilaf   r -   filar   flair   frail   s -   alifs   fails  

Shorter words found within fail:
ai   ail   al   fa   fil   if   la   li  

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