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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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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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Earlier Monday, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi instructed the Defense Agency to swiftly investigate the cause of the misfiring and to consider measures to prevent a recurrence.
These are troubled times in The Saturdays' camp with Frankie Sandford's recent illness and now this misfiring attempt to lift them into a more sophisticated league.
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Researchers have found that the light-capturing pigment molecule in photoreceptor cells (rhodopsins) in the eye can be triggered by heat giving rise to false alarms- a misfiring of signal to the brain as if they have captured photons.
MISFIRING Bolton were left cursing their finishing after blowing a glut of chances to claim their second league win in a row.
Leave the engine on and listen for the engine misfiring ( rather than the revs being constant when on idle and the engine making a consistent noise, it splutters and spits.
It worked, but the Orangemen were too far in front by then for Kansas to catch up, especially with the Jayhawks misfiring from near and far.
However, the home side's fortunes changed when misfiring Gary Higgins was replaced by Gregor McKechnie in the 68th minute.
By dynamically gauging fuel distribution, this new chip may provide optimum fuel economy and emission levels, and serve as a preventive measure for engine misfiring.
Fret no more - simply strap your misfiring feline into Joybies Piddle Pants.
PHIL NEVILLE has backed the misfiring Jermaine Beckford, claming he is Premier League class.
MISFIRING hitman David Nugent put his stuttering Pompey career behind him to smash Ipswich's FACup dreams.
One sweet moment amid the blinking lights, short-tempered Santa and misfiring mechanical snow makers is the babies' encounter with a nativity scene.
The misfiring striker drew another blank as Inter lost the Italian league leadership after a tame 1-1 draw with little Empoli.
Not to be chauvinistic or anything, but it's misfiring contraptions like ``Wasabi'' that make you wish French filmmakers would stick to the intellectual pretensions - or, at least, they're own, homegrown brand of farce, a la the current release ``8 Women'' - that they really know how to have fun with.
The misfiring Dutch winger slipped again when he helped to launch Celtic's second Green Nose Day yesterday.