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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fail-safeadjective

    a mechanism capable of returning to a safe state in case there is a failure or malfunction

    unsafe, dangerous, insecure

  2. fail-safeadjective

    guaranteed not to fail

    "a fail-safe recipe for cheese souffle"

    unsafe, dangerous, insecure

  3. fail-safeadjective

    eliminating danger by compensating automatically for a failure or malfunction

    "a fail-safe device in a nuclear weapon to deactivate it automatically in the event of accident"

    dangerous, unsafe, insecure

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fail-safe":

    failsafe, bullet-proof

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How to use fail-safe in a sentence?

  1. John Kerry:

    We need to make certain, given the new circumstances that we're facing, that there is no potential loophole whatsoever, obviously it has to be fail-safe, and that's what the American people need and deserve.

  2. Fred Wertheimer:

    There has never been anything like this at the presidential level because no President has insisted on owning a commercial enterprise at the same time they have existed as President, everyone in America is financially struggling, and he has this fail-safe method to minimize any struggling by his commercial properties by channeling other people's money to it.

  3. Mike Vrabel:

    It is important because there is no fail safe, we’ve proven that. All we can try to do is maximize our ability to stay safe, to function as a team, to keep our families safe, to do our jobs and do them well.

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Translations for fail-safe

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  • vandtætDanish
  • ασφαλήςGreek
  • vikaturvallinenFinnish
  • mode dégradéFrench
  • フェイルセーフJapanese
  • бекем, айрым элементтери иштен чыкса да иштей берүүчү, тех. ишенимдүүKyrgyz
  • fail-tutumLatin
  • fouttolerantDutch
  • À prova de falhasPortuguese
  • безопасныйRussian
  • కట్టుదిట్టమైన, పాడవని, చెడిపోనిTelugu

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