Definitions for backfireˈbækˌfaɪər
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the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path
a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
backfire, backlash, recoil(verb)
come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
"Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire
"My old car backfires all the time"
set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire
(Of a gun or cannon) to fire in the opposite direction, for example due to an obstruction in the barrel.
To fail in a manner that brings down further misfortune.
His attempt to make money by importing luxury cars horribly backfired when fuel prices tripled.
Origin: From back + fire.
Backfire! is a 3D rally racing arcade game released by Data East in 1995. Players can choose between 2 fictitious rally cars, "Farco R4 Cup" or "Andula 2.0", and race through 6 stages. It is also possible to play one against another on a split screen.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If we are meeting for the sake of meeting, it would backfire.
It's well-intentioned parenting always, parents always want the best for their child, but sometimes they use practices that without their knowing backfire.
My problem isn't that I don't understand what they're doing, i think my problem is that I think what they're doing is going to backfire and is counterproductive.
It looked like a walk in a park for Alexis Tsipras - there was a chasm between Alexis Tsipras. But we see now that if one underestimates the other, it will only backfire, i'M NOT FAKE.
Even though being an Hispanic and all the backfire that's come on Donald Trump, I'm really interested to see what he's going to do 'cause he just has a whole different perspective on business and the economy.
Translations for backfire
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- nach hinten losgehen, fehlschlagenGerman
- salir el tiro por la culata, tener contraefecto, tener efecto retroactivoSpanish
- mennä pieleen, kostautua, epäonnistuaFinnish
- se retourner contre, avoir l'effet inverseFrench
- avere effetto contrarioItalian
- sair pela culatraPortuguese
- привести к обратным результатам, приводить к обратным результатамRussian
- vratiti se, obiti se o glavuSerbo-Croatian
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