"failures" in the noun sense
an act that fails
"his failure to pass the test"
an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
"the surprise party was a complete failure"
lack of success
"he felt that his entire life had been a failure"
"that year there was a crop failure"
4. failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person
a person with a record of failing someone who loses consistently
an unexpected omission
"he resented my failure to return his call"
"the mechanic's failure to check the brakes"
6. bankruptcy, failure
inability to discharge all your debts as they come due
"the company had to declare bankruptcy"
"fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks"
loss of ability to function normally
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