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fail

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misfire

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to produce an unexpected and undesired result

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

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

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

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a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

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

emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire

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

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Our results show that a German-looking brand name may work for utilitarian products even if the company is not manufacturing in Germany; whereas a French looking brand name may backfire for hedonic products that are not actually manufactured in France," says Dr.
Four Russian military planes including two Backfire bombers entered Japanese airspace near Hokkaido, northern Japan, twice Wednesday, the Japanese Defense Agency announced.
That's not to say, however, that the captains of industry shouldn't be involved in the PR process and share responsibility when well-thought-out and well-intentioned PR backfires.
Solon cages her mother as bait, knowing that Ettarde will not be able to resist rescuing her, but his plan backfires when Ettarde frees her with the assistance of the outlaw band and instead captures Solon.
Jordan merely suggests Michael ply the little lady with copious baubles (while noting that that, too, backfires spectacularly as well - give up now; you can't win).
The guard's scheme backfires when a student disappears and he becomes the main suspect.
but the plan backfires when Ettarde frees her with the assistance of the outlaw band and instead captures Solon.