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backfire

backfire
Zelfstandig naamwoord
  • gebogen werphout
  • a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

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backfire
Zelfstandig naamwoord
    • a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine

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    backfire
    Zelfstandig naamwoord
      • a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path

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      backfire
      Zelfstandig naamwoord
        • the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired

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        to backfire
        Werkwoord
          • emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire
          "My old car backfires all the time"

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          to backfire
          Werkwoord
            • come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
            "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"

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            to backfire
            Werkwoord
              • set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire

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