Video: pronunciation of 'failure'
They were such important providers of mortgages and business loans that failure would have been catastrophic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They nearly halve the risk of cardiac failure when the heart becomes too weak to pump blood. The Sun (2016)There is a fine line between success and failure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)People say success can breed success but it can also bring failure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But if there is a power supply failure, all the services go down at once. Computing (2010)These failures will continue to happen unless the government tackles the heart of the problem - the chronic underfunding of social care. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I'd spent all my life being in failures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It had been'almost a complete failure '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I love his quote:'Success consists of going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm. The Sun (2017)Were the pilots not warned of engine failure or did a system erroneously shut down the engines? Times, Sunday Times (2008)To go on employing it is just rewarding failure. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Heart failure occurs when the heart is damaged or overworked and unable to pump enough blood. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Was it an almost comical failure of nerve? Times, Sunday Times (2008)We must reconsider the protection of animals and also the failures of animal experimentation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Welfare is the name we give to policy failure in other departments. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It will be no more a failure than any death after a full life is a failure. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)This is because measures of success and failure in business are expressed in financial terms. Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (1989)Such runs could by themselves lead to bank failures. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)This is a normal ratio of success to failure. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The thing about failure is that it sneaks up on you. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The egos have gone but failure continues. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The failure of the engines had cut the main power. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet a sense of failure often haunts those who have loved them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was not just a failure of the banks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is the price for successive governments' failure to build power plants. The Sun (2015)We are spending a fortune as a country subsidising failure - failed programmes and failing lives. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A temporary failure of the body is duly resolved and she is ready to resume. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He blamed the bomber losses on the failure of the fighters to give proper protection, only just stopping short of an outright accusation of cowardice. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
极其常用。在柯林斯辞典中， failure 是1千个最常用词之一。
英式英语: failure /ˈfeɪljə/ NOUN
Failure is a lack of success in doing or achieving something.
The project ended in failure last year.
- 美式英语: failure
- 阿拉伯语: فَشَل
- 巴西葡萄牙语: fracasso
- 简体中文: 失败
- 克罗地亚语: neuspjeh
- 捷克语: nezdar
- 丹麦语: fiasko
- 荷兰语: mislukking
- 欧洲西班牙语: fracaso
- 芬兰语: epäonnistuminen
- 法语: échec
- 德语: Versagen
- 希腊语: αποτυχία
- 意大利语: fallimento
- 日语: 失敗
- 韩语: 실패 성공적이 아님
- 挪威语: fiasko
- 波兰语: niepowodzenie
- 欧洲葡萄牙语: fracasso
- 罗马尼亚语: eșec
- 俄语: неудача
- 西班牙语: fracaso
- 瑞典语: misslyckande
- 泰语: ความล้มเหลว
- 土耳其语: başarısızlık
- 乌克兰语: невдача
- 越南语: sự thất bại
failure 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.