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either an interjection used when one disapproves of something, or a verb meaning approximately the same thing as the slang form of suck.
1 "you actually bought that? FAIL"
2 "this movie fails."
by jack July 22, 2003
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A baseball player swings at a ball and the ball instead hits him in the groin. FAIL!
by elliott113 February 15, 2008
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1. Another word for "suck", most probably derived from the world of internet gaming.

2. To not achieve
1. What do you mean you lost? YOU FAIL!

2. I failed at achieving sickness to avoid the presentation.
by The Kevin August 04, 2005
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A word that used to mean "not succeeding" and was used by normal, literate people.

But these days "fail" is mostly used on the internet by no-life teenage losers. (Sometimes even in real life)

They say phrases such as "this FAILS", "you FAIL at life" and "FAIL" and "EPIC FAIL".
Pathetic cunt: tHhis FAILZZ!!!
EPIC FAIL1!!!!
PHAIL!!1111
YOU FAIL!!!111 AT LIFE!!111

Normal human being: Look who's talking. *Gets a gun out and shoots the douche*
by mrcrazynukenuke123 November 26, 2009
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A rather annoying word whose use in certain situations has greatly increased recently.

Kind of like the word "shit," "fail" is used by people who don't stop to think of a better word to use, making them pretty much useless to society.
A kid falls off a bike.
Douche bag: Fail!
Person that can think rationally: Stop saying "fail" at people who weren't even trying to succeed at anything in the first place.
by JerseyKid April 22, 2008
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"Fail" is a word that is more than often overused online. Unfortunately it has spewed into mainstream society and now is being used in every day life, much like "epic".

People who "fail" generally are not even trying to accomplish anything, or they simply do something different than you. This word is most commonly used by annoying teenagers (who put a bad reputation on gaming), who shout "FAIL!" every time someone makes a slight error.

If you point out an obvious flaw by saying "FAIL" you're obviously a failure yourself for having lack of logic.
Kid: I just tripped because someone...tripped me.

Idiot who doesn't use logic to realize it wasn't the kids fault for being tripped, it was actually the other persons fault: FAIL!
by Da Milkman April 24, 2009
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When someone says or does something extremely stupid that causes them to look like a huge newb, usually results in self inflicted pain and humiliation.
"Lauren, Jurasic Park is a movie, not a place! FAIL!"

"Watch, Carly is about to do a belly flop... FAIL!"
by TurboNewb July 10, 2008
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