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Synonyms for misfire
mɪsˈfɪər; ˈmɪsˌfaɪərmis·fire

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  1. misfire, dudnoun

    an explosion that fails to occur

    dud, turkey, bomb, flop, miss, washout

  2. miss, misfireverb

    a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)

    missy, fille, miss, young woman, young lady, girl, dud

  3. misfireverb

    fail to fire or detonate

    "The guns misfired"

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  1. Hillary Clinton:

    That does not make Trump and Cruz sound strong, it makes them sound in over their heads... You know loose cannons tend to misfire, and in a dangerous world that is a gamble we cannot afford.

  2. Jeff Bock:

    It's a huge misfire.

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