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Definition: failure, defeat, setback, breakdown

C'est son premier échec en tant que maire - It's his first failure as mayor

Notre projet a subi un échec - Our project suffered a setback

L'échec des négociations... - The breakdown of negotiations...

Related: les échecs - chess; échouer - to fail, to end up

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Pronunciation: [ay shek]Audio Link
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