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Principal Translations
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fallar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (errar, equivocarse) (not succeed in [sth])fail, miss vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  make a mistake, go wrong, be unsuccessful v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (slang, US)goof up, mess up vi phrasal insep
  (slang, UK)cock up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
 No trates de adivinar porque siempre fallas.
 Don't try to guess because you always fail.
fallar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (dejar de funcionar)fail viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  break down vi phrasal insep
 El motor falló y la lancha quedó a la deriva.
 The motor failed, and the boat drifted.
fallar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (perder resistencia)fail, break, snap viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  give way vi phrasal insep
 Unas vigas fallaron y el edificio se derrumbó.
 Some beams broke, and the building collapsed.
fallar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (decepcionar, defraudar) (not meet urgent needs)fail [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (not meet expectations)disappoint vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  let down vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
 Está afligido porque sus amigos le fallaron.
 He's very upset because his friends failed him.
fallar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (autoridad: dictaminar) (judicial decision)rule vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (favorable)award vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El juez falló a favor del demandante.
 The judge ruled in favor of the plaintiff.
 
Additional Translations
SpanishEnglish
fallar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (autoridad: determinar)pass judgment on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El jurado falló los ganadores del concurso de fotografía.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2017:

Compound Forms:
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fallar las fuerzas loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (desfallecer, flaquear)lose strength, lose energy v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
fallar las piernas loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (debilitarse, fatigarse)to have your legs fail you, to have your legs give out v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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