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(optics) defect in an optical system in which light rays from a single point fail to converge in a single focal point astigmatism , astigmia
concerted action of depositors who try to withdraw their money from a bank because the think it will fail bank run
subject about which you are ignorant or prejudiced and fail to exercise good judgment blind spot
brakes fail to stop a vehicle brake failure
debt, to fail to pay a default , welsh
fail to pay debt, keep promise default , welsh
extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretion; used only when all other judicial remedies fail mandamus , writ of mandamus
fail to be present or notice miss
fail to hit miss
fail to meet miss
fail or neglect omit
fail to notice overlook
transplant, fail to accept reject
promise, fail to fulfill renege , welsh
contest in which you are eliminated if you fail to spell a word correctly spelldown , spelling bee , spelling contest
situation in which you begin an endeavor and to which you return if your efforts fail square one
fail to take advantage of throw away
fail to use efficiently waste
nervous tension that causes an athlete to fail (especially causes golfers to miss short putts) yips
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