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fail

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Synonyms for misfire

to go wrong, be unsuccessful, or fail to attain a goal

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Synonyms for misfire

an explosion that fails to occur

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a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)

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fail to fire or detonate

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But the semi-automatic pistol misfired, saving the man from death or serious injury, police said.
Luke's Medical Center in Chicago describes a near-fatal episode in which a 72-year-old man's implanted defibrillator-pacemaker misfired under the influence of an acoustomagnetic portal and temporarily shut off his heart.
The most hazardous part of blasting is the handling of misfired explosives.
Terry shot Broderick after the Senator's gun misfired and Broderick died days later in San Francisco.
Each of the misfired rounds has a nice heavy firing-pin dent.
First he pointed the gun at the victim and it either misfired or jammed.
SET SELECTOR LEVER TO SAFE BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO EXTRACT MISFIRED ROUND.
The second man attempted to shoot, but his gun misfired.
Vladimir Radmanovic misfired on a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
After Jervaughn Johnson - who had game-highs with 21 points and 11 rebounds - misfired on a 5-footer in the lane with seven seconds left and Centennial knocked the loose ball out of bounds, the Apaches were forced to foul Trotter.
Mark Potter had 19 points to lead Wagner, but misfired badly on a 3-pointer in the closing seconds after Mbah A Moute's layup gave the Bruins a 74-72 lead.
Newborn had a chance to give Royal the lead with 25 seconds remaining but misfired on two free throws.
Cleveland misfired on its next trip down the court, setting the stage again for Williams, who miraculously hit a wild off-balance bank shot from the top of the key as the shot clock expired to give Fremont (8-2) a 54-52 lead.