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Definition of Backfire

What is the definition of BACKFIRE?

Here is a list of definitions for backfire.

  1. the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
  2. a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
  3. a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path
  4. a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

What are the verbs of the BACKFIRE?

  1. come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"; "the political movie backlashed on the Democrats"
  2. emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time"
  3. set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire

What are the synonyms of the word BACKFIRE?

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