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1. misfire

verb. ['mɪsˈfaɪɝ'] fail to fire or detonate.

Synonyms

  • fail
  • give out
  • give way
  • go bad
  • conk out
  • break down
  • go
  • break

Antonyms

  • pay up
  • keep track
  • attend
  • pass

Etymology

  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mis- (English)

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Rhymes with Misfire

  • transpire
  • yzaguirre
  • mcbryar
  • dubilier
  • conspire
  • supplier
  • require
  • mctier
  • enquire
  • doubtfire
  • ceasefire
  • cease-fire
  • squier
  • rewire
  • retire
  • odwyer
  • mcguyer
  • entire
  • desire
  • acquire
  • trier
  • swier
  • styer
  • stier
  • steier
  • spier
  • speier
  • schwier
  • schryer
  • schrier

Sentences with misfire


1. Verb, base form
Keep the fuel level at half a tank or greater so that the engine does not misfire.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Reloading in damp weather could cause a misfire or a blown barrel.

2. misfire

noun. ['mɪsˈfaɪɝ'] an explosion that fails to occur.

Synonyms

  • equipment failure
  • breakdown

Antonyms

  • stay
  • enjoy
  • appear

Etymology

  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mis- (English)

3. misfire

noun. ['mɪsˈfaɪɝ'] a failure to hit (or meet or find etc).

Synonyms

  • failure

Antonyms

  • be born
  • survive

Etymology

  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mis- (English)
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