English-Norwegian translation of fail

Translation of the word fail from english to norwegian, with synonyms, antonyms, verb conjugation, pronunciation, anagrams, examples of use.

fail in Norwegian

neglectverb forsømme, glemme
  examverb bli strøket
  achievementverb mislykkes
  apparatusverb gå i stykker, streike
  planverb mislykkes
  wordsverb savne
  business companyverb gjøre bankerott, gå konkurs
  technicalverb klikke
  fall throughverb falle igjennom, mislykkes
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Examples with translation
Words fail me.
If I don't fail, then I can get my driving license this year.
Many predictions fail.
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Definitions of fail
1. fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
  deliver the goods, bring home the bacon, succeed, come through, win be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
  take it on the chin undergo failure or defeat
  miss fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
  overreach fail by aiming too high or trying too hard
  ball up, louse up, fuck up, foul up, flub, botch up, botch, bollocks up, bollocks, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bungle, muff, mishandle, muck up, fluff, bumble, mess up, screw up, fumble, spoil, blow make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
  strike out set out on a course of action; "He struck out on his own"
  fall pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind; "fall into a trap"; "She fell ill"; "They fell out of favor"; "Fall in love"; "fall asleep"; "fall prey to an imposter"; "fall into a strange way of thinking"; "she fell to pieces after she lost her work"
  shipwreck destroy a ship; "The vessel was shipwrecked"
  fall flat, fall through, flop, founder fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered"
2. fail - stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
  die, break
  buy the farm, perish, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, snuff it, drop dead, decease, cash in one's chips, pop off, pass away, expire, exit, croak, conk, die, choke, pass, go leave quickly
  break weaken or destroy in spirit or body; "His resistance was broken"; "a man broken by the terrible experience of near-death"
  change undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
  go down, crash be defeated; "If America goes down, the free world will go down, too"
  burn out, blow out, blow melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew"
  misfire fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
  malfunction, misfunction fail to function or function improperly; "the coffee maker malfunctioned"
3. fail - fail to do something; leave something undone; "She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib"; "The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account"
  lose track fail to keep informed or aware; "She has so many books, she just lost track and cannot find this volume"
  strike out set out on a course of action; "He struck out on his own"
  default, default on fail to pay up
  choke breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"
  muff fail to catch, as of a ball
  miss fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
4. fail - fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?"
  flunk, bomb
  make it, pass travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
  fail get worse; "Her health is declining"
  fail get worse; "Her health is declining"
5. fail - judge unacceptable; "The teacher failed six students"
  flunk, flush it, bomb, fail get worse; "Her health is declining"
  pass travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
  pass judgment, evaluate, judge form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
6. fail - fall short in what is expected; "She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"; "We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust"
  flunk, flush it, bomb, fail get worse; "Her health is declining"
7. fail - get worse; "Her health is declining"
  worsen, decline grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
8. fail - disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; "His sense of smell failed him this time"; "His strength finally failed him"; "His children failed him in the crisis"
  disappoint, let down fail to meet the hopes or expectations of; "Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"
9. fail - become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close; "The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor"; "A number of banks failed that year"
10. fail - be unable; "I fail to understand your motives"
  bring off, carry off, pull off, negociate, manage cause to withdraw; "We pulled this firm off the project because they overcharged"
11. fail - prove insufficient; "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"
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