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Synonyms and antonyms for backfire

1. backfire (n.)

a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

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2. backfire (v.)

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

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3. backfire (n.)

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

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4. backfire (v.)

emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire

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5. backfire (v.)

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

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6. backfire (n.)

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

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7. backfire (n.)

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

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