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Synonyms for backfire
ˈbækˌfaɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blowback, backfire(noun)

    the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired

    Synonyms:
    boomerang, blowback

  2. backfire(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    boomerang, blowback

  3. backfire(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    boomerang, blowback

  4. backfire, boomerang(verb)

    a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

    Synonyms:
    throw stick, boomerang, throwing stick, blowback

  5. backfire, backlash, recoil(verb)

    come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

    "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"

    Synonyms:
    rebound, spring, quail, flinch, bound, funk, kick, squinch, ricochet, kick back, cringe, bounce, backlash, wince, recoil, resile, reverberate, take a hop, shrink

  6. backfire(verb)

    emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire

    "My old car backfires all the time"

    Synonyms:
    recoil, backlash

  7. backfire(verb)

    set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire

    Synonyms:
    recoil, backlash

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How to use backfire in a sentence?

  1. Elicia Horton:

    Even though being an Hispanic and all the backfire that's come on Donald Trump, I'm really interested to see what he's going to do 'cause he just has a whole different perspective on business and the economy.

  2. Andrew Ames:

    You saw bursts of flames, little flames shooting out from the engine, it almost looked like backfire flames from a motorcycle or car.

  3. Ivan Choy:

    If the district council elections had been conducted in May, June, or July, I think the democrats would have had a landslide victory, after five months ... I'm worried that there will be some backfire from the moderate voters who want to restore order.

  4. Daniel Riseman:

    No one is interested in hearing a well-prepared monologue, while careful preparation is essential, do not force statistics or facts into the conversation at every opportunity. Interviewers remember organic discussions. Serving as your own PR agent can backfire.

  5. Alissa Rumsey:

    If you enjoy a moderate amount of alcohol and it is something that is important to you, I don't recommend restricting yourself to try to lose weight, this type of restriction tends to backfire.


Translations for backfire

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • nach hinten losgehen, fehlschlagenGerman
  • salir el tiro por la culata, tener contraefecto, tener efecto retroactivoSpanish
  • mennä pieleen, kostautua, epäonnistuaFinnish
  • se retourner contre, avoir l'effet inverseFrench
  • avere effetto contrarioItalian
  • falenDutch
  • sair pela culatraPortuguese
  • привести к обратным результатам, приводить к обратным результатамRussian
  • vratiti se, obiti se o glavuSerbo-Croatian
  • ย้อนกลับThai

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