HyperDic: backfire

English > 7 senses of the word backfire:
VERBsocialbackfire, backlash, recoilcome back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
perceptionbackfireemit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire
changebackfireset a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest / forest to prairie fire
NOUNeventbackfire, blowbackthe backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
eventbackfirea loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
eventbackfirea fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path
actbackfire, boomeranga miscalculation that recoils on its maker
backfire > pronunciation
Soundsbae'kfay.r
Rhymesadmire ... wire: 34 rhymes with ayr...
English > backfire: 7 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired.
Synonymblowback
Narrowerbackblast, back-blastBackfire from a recoilless weapon
Broaderexplosion, detonation, blowupA violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
English > backfire: 7 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine.
Broaderexplosion, detonation, blowupA violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
Verbsbackfireemit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire
English > backfire: 7 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path.
BroaderfireThe event of something burning (often destructive)
English > backfire: 7 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA miscalculation that recoils on its maker.
Synonymboomerang
Broadermiscalculation, misreckoning, misestimationA mistake in calculating / calculating
Spanishbumerang, efecto boomerang
Catalanbumerang
Verbsbackfirecome back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
English > backfire: 7 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningCome back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
Synonymsbacklash, recoil
Broaderhappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Nounsbackfirea miscalculation that recoils on its maker
English > backfire: 7 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningemit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe cars backfire down the avenue
Example"My old car backfires all the time"
Broadermake noise, resound, noiseemit a noise
Spanishpetardear
Nounsbackfirea loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
English > backfire: 7 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningSet a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest / forest to prairie fire.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderburn, fire, burn downDestroy by fire

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