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



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