ASL sign for: fail

Definition: To be unsuccessful in achieving one's goal; not succeed.

Sentence example

Gloss: STAR/\ CL:innumerable-in-sky(aah) [nod] MANY PLURAL-PRONOUN STUDY THEY FINISH TRY COUNT++ [neg] FAIL.

English equivalent: Many astronomers have tried to count the innumerable stars in the sky and have failed.

These glosses are rough. In this ASL sentence, there is a relative clause approximately as "those who study stars" that is referred to 'astronomers'.

In topicalization, STAR is the topic.