The Word 'BACKFIRE'

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Meanings Of The Word 'Backfire'

Backfire (noun)

definition:
a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

Synonyms

Boomerang

Backfire (noun)

definition:
a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path

Backfire (noun)

definition:
a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine

Backfire (noun)

definition:
the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired

Synonyms

Blowback

Backfire (verb)

definition:
to set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire

example:
"We had to backfire to save the land."

Backfire (verb)

definition:
to emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire

example:
"My old car backfires all the time."

Backfire (verb)

definition:
to come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

example:
"Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble."

Synonyms

Backlash Recoil

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