fail (v.) Old form(s): faile
fall short, let down, disappoint
2H6 II.i.51.1[Gloucester aside to Cardinal, of the insult] I'll shave your crown for this, / Or all my fence shall fail
Cor V.iii.90[Volumnia to Coriolanus] if you fail in our request [i.e. fail to grant]
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