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Answer for the clue "Start to fail? ", 3 letters:
eff

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EFF or eff may refer to:

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
v. have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?" [syn: roll in the hay , love , make out , make love , sleep with , get laid , have sex , know , do it , be intimate ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
vb. (context euphemistic slang English) fuck.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
verb EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Feminism has served its purpose and should now eff off. ▪ He can only tell me to eff off.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1943, euphemism for fuck , representing the sound of its first letter. Related: Effing .

Usage examples of eff.

The shadow that had loomed behind him resolved itself into the unmistakable form of van Effen, whose right hand curved round and held the aerosol can an inch or two from the .

The man was just disappearing from sight when van Effen crossed to the other man on the river missile site, his hand round the burgundy Yves Saint-Laurent aerosol with the special fragrance.

The Board of the EFF: John Barlow, Jerry Berman of the ACLU, Stewart Brand, John Gilmore, Steve Wozniak, and Esther Dyson, the doyenne of East-West computer entrepreneurism -- share his gift, his vision, and his formidable networking talents.

Sardinia, maybe, or short of beans in Mexico, a little kidnap makes effing sense.

Hope those effing kidnappers meant it about giving Nerrity a week to collect the dough.

His brother Leonardo, looking, if that were possible, an even more genial member of the Mafioso than he had done the last time, and two others whom van Effen had never seen before.

All the same he complained to me bitterly that the effing media had snapped him coming through the main gate and he could do without their sodding attentions, the obscene so and sos.

The now tindery dry khaki drills caught fire immediately and the writhing cocoons of flame ran up his legs so fast and so far that he could feel their hungry tips licking agonisingly at the bare forearms that supported the dead weight of Van Effen.

Howsome ebber, he do say effen enybody wants ter stay wid him, en live right on in de same cabins, dey kin do it, effen dey promise him ter be good niggers en mine him lak dey allus done.

Van Effen stabbed the button and less than two seconds later, deep and muffled like a distant underwater explosion but very unmistakable for all that - to anyone with normal hearing, the sound must have been audible up to a kilometre away - the reverberation from the detonating amatol rolled across the square.

After a year of EFF, both Barlow and Kapor had every reason to look back with satisfaction.

The joint headquarters of EFF, KEI, and ON Technology, which Kapor currently rents, is a modestly bustling place.

EFF Co-Founder Mitch Kapor once again sidestepped the bureaucratic consequences of his own success, by remaining in Boston and adapting the role of EFF guru and gray eminence.

Valken was a short, stout, rubicund character, easy-going and a trencherman of some note, which may have accounted for the fact that although he was several years older than van Effen he was his junior in the service, a fact that worried Valken not at all.

EFF sharks circle this databank twenty-four hours a day and try to break in.