fail verb definition in Exams and assessment topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Exams and assessment topic
[transitive, intransitive] to not pass a test or an exam; to decide that somebody/something has not passed a test or an exam fail (something) He failed his driving test. She was disqualified after failing a drugs test. What will you do if you fail? fail somebody The examiners failed over half the candidates.