HyperDic: misfire

English > 3 senses of the word misfire:
VERBcompetitionmisfirefail to fire or detonate
NOUNeventmisfire, dudan explosion that fails to occur
eventmisfire, missa failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
misfire > pronunciation
Soundsmihsfay'er
Rhymesacquire ... wire: 63 rhymes with ayer...
English > misfire: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn explosion that fails to occur.
Synonymdud
Broaderbreakdown, equipment failureA cessation of normal operation
Spanishfalla, fallo
Verbsmisfirefail to fire or detonate
English > misfire: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA failure to hit (or meet or find etc).
Synonymmiss
BroaderfailureAn event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
Spanishdesacierto, fallo, olvido, yerro
English > misfire: 3 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningfail to fire or detonate.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The guns misfired"
Broaderfail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break downstop operating or functioning
Nounsmisfirean explosion that fails to occur

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