Dictionary Results for backfire


1. backfire - noun

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

Synonym(s): blowback

Hypernym(s): explosion, detonation, blowup




2. backfire - noun

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

Hypernym(s): explosion, detonation, blowup




3. backfire - 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

Hypernym(s): fire




4. backfire - noun

· a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

Synonym(s): boomerang

Hypernym(s): miscalculation, misreckoning, misestimation




5. backfire - verb

· come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"; "the political movie backlashed on the Democrats"

Synonym(s): backlash, recoil

Hypernym(s): happen, hap, go_on, pass_off, occur, pass, fall_out, come_about, take_place




6. backfire - verb

· emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time"

Hypernym(s): make_noise, resound, noise




7. backfire - verb

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

Hypernym(s): burn, fire, burn_down





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