backfire

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  • Info Back-fire is an unintended explosion produced in a vehicle's engine.
  • Even though most of her lies soon backfired on her, and made her life worse.
  • However, sometimes their efforts backfire, and they do not win the game even if he did pass.
  • However, the plan backfires when Peter comes through the door and is shot.
  • Their plan eventually backfires as the young beauty begins to fall in love with the old man.
  • It was because he allowed himself to care and it just backfired on him in a big way.
  • The plan backfires a day later when she instead kills her husband's best friend.
  • He disturbed her powers trying to control her but she fled when his attack backfired.
  • This backfired when the BBC put back the opening broadcast to early the following year.
  • He tries to come up with plans to make everything better, only to have them backfire on him.
  • He ends up being defeated when his spear backfires, turning him to an old man.
  • The plan backfires when they come in at the wrong time.
  • One of her plans backfire and her mother was killed.
  • This policy backfired, however, as Scotland could only draw those two matches.
  • She always attempts to do "the right thing and it always backfires".
  • But one backfires on the mayor's boys and he is fired from his job.
  • Failure in these international actions would backfire against the leader's initial intent.
  • Revanth's plan backfires as his friends themselves get caught by the women while following them.
  • The plan backfires, and all three are brought to police headquarters.
  • In the end, this backfires and he ends up with two loves in his life.
  • The plan backfired when one of his sons passed out due to being dunked in the water.
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Words starting with backfire

Meaning of backfire

  • noun A loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
  • noun A fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path
  • noun A miscalculation that recoils on its maker
  • verb Come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
    Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble
  • verb Emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire
    My old car backfires all the time
  • verb Set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire