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Backfire   /bˈækfˌaɪr/   Listen
Backfire

verb
1.
Come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect.  Synonyms: backlash, recoil.
2.
Emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire.
3.
Set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire.






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Words linked to "Backfire" :   burn down, take place, detonation, resound, come about, go on, explosion, pass off, fall out, occur, pass, back-blast, misreckoning, blowup, misestimation, recoil, backlash, miscalculation, backblast, happen, fire, blowback, make noise, hap, burn, noise



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