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1. backfire

noun. ['ˈbækˌfaɪr'] a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine.

Synonyms

  • blowup
  • detonation

Antonyms

  • disapprove
  • disallow
  • decertify

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Rhymes with Backfire

  • brushfire
  • crossfire
  • foxfire
  • gunfire
  • hamsphire
  • hellfire
  • sunfire

Sentences with backfire


1. Verb, base form
Punishing a teenager who was unaware that she could not leave without permission can backfire.

2. backfire

verb. ['ˈbækˌfaɪr'] emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire.

Synonyms

  • make noise
  • noise

Antonyms

  • go off
  • stop
  • disappear

3. backfire

noun. ['ˈbækˌfaɪr'] a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path.

Antonyms

  • forbid

4. backfire

verb. ['ˈbækˌfaɪr'] set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire.

Synonyms

  • fire
  • burn down

Antonyms

  • running
  • stand still
  • discontinue

5. backfire

noun. ['ˈbækˌfaɪr'] a miscalculation that recoils on its maker.

Synonyms

  • boomerang
  • miscalculation
  • misreckoning

Antonyms

  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • stay in place
  • be born

6. backfire

noun. ['ˈbækˌfaɪr'] the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired.

Synonyms

  • backblast
  • blowup
  • explosion
  • blowback
  • detonation

Antonyms

  • fail
  • appear
  • prevent
  • failing

7. backfire

verb. ['ˈbækˌfaɪr'] come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect.

Synonyms

  • recoil
  • go on
  • happen
  • hap
  • occur
  • pass off
  • come about
  • take place
  • fall out
  • backlash

Antonyms

  • continuant consonant
  • decrease
  • extinguish
  • hypopigmentation
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