fallar translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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fallar

  
a       vi  
1    [freno]   to fail  
[plan]  
to fail, go wrong  
[cuerda]  
to break, give way  
[motor]  
to misfire  
le falla la memoria      his memory is failing  
si no me falla la memoria      if my memory serves me correctly o right o well  
si no me falla la vista      if my eyes don't deceive me  
le falló el corazón      his heart failed  
me fallaron las piernas      my legs gave way  
algo falló en sus planes      something went wrong with his plans  
han fallado todas nuestras previsiones      all our predictions have turned out to be wrong  
si le das un caramelo se calla, no falla nunca      if you give him a sweet he'll shut up, it never fails  
no falla, ya has vuelto a llegar tarde      *   I knew it, you're late again  
2    (=defraudar)  
fallar a algn      to let sb down, fail sb  
me has fallado de nuevo      you've let me down again  
mañana hay reunión, no me falles      there's a meeting tomorrow, don't let me down  
3      (Jur)   to pass judgment  
fallar a favor/en contra de algn      to rule in favour of/against sb, find for/against sb  
4      (Naipes)   to trump
b       vt  
1    (=errar)  
falló las cuatro preguntas      she got all four questions wrong  
fallé el tiro      I missed  
fallar el blanco      to miss the target  
2      (Jur)   to deliver judg(e)ment in
3      [+premio]   to award
4      (Naipes)   to trump
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

falla, Fallas, fallir, faltar

Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
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fail sb
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to let sb down
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to miss the target
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to rule in favour of/against sb
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find for/against sb
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'fallar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
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fallar
[Leg.]
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fallar
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fallar
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fallar el tiro
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fallar con el remo
(IDIOMS)
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fallar en una disputa
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¡es imposible fallar!
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fallar {or} errar el tiro
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le está empezando a fallar la vista
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puede fallar por todo tipo de razones
"fallar": examples and translations in context
Nunca más les volveré a fallar. I will never fail them again.
Había perdido la libertad de fallar. I had lost the freedom to fail.
No puedes fallar con el candelero. You can't miss with a candlestick holder.
- Y no me gustaría fallar. - And I wouldn't want to miss.
Nikita, no puedes volver a fallar. Nikita, you can't afford another failure.
No si soy tu razón para fallar. Not if I'm your reason for failure.
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