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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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Critique: Brought back into print by Stark House press for the edification and enjoyment of a new generation of appreciative readers, "The Broken Angel / Backfire and Other Stories" showcases author Floyd Mahannah (12-30-1911 to 10-1-1976) and his unique mastery of the mystery/suspense genre.
For the designing of any backfire antenna we can use mainly two parts.
Federal Reserve's move to restart its bond-buying program to help spur disappointingly slow growth is likely to backfire and could compromise the resolve of European economies to continue their austerity drives, Bulgaria's Finance Minister Simeon Djankov said Thursday.
The columnist added, however, that Hariri's self-advertisement policy would backfire on the prime minister as the political situation in Lebanon becomes more and more complicated.
LONDON, June 14, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Chairman Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that the on-going military operation in Swat will backfire and fuel more extremism and bomb attacks in the country, saying Pakistan is on a suicidal course.
In nominating Tilby for the award, officials in the FBI's Portland office noted that Tilby helped guide the Operation Backfire investigation and organized law-enforcement security efforts at last summer's U.S.
A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "The fire was caused by a backfire in the carburettor."
LAST time the JD Set landed in Newcastle, Peter Hook of New Order played with The Wombats on a performance of Backfire At The Disco.
of Wollongong, Australia) presents a model of political "backfire" in which one actor's attack upon other actors, be it in the form of massacre, beatings, employment dismissal, censorship, torture, or war, redounds to the attacker's detriment by provoking public outrage or other negative outcomes.
His efforts to sit at the jock table and be manly may backfire unless he can solve his own questions about life and attraction.
Another panelist, Richard Helman, a professor with the New York University Real Estate Institute, warned that overly enthusiastic use of eminent domain might backfire on the development community.
Modeling healthful eating habits is very important, but admonishing children to eat less can backfire.
Backfire: How the Ku Klux Klan Helped the Civil Rights Movement.
Robotic decoys are effective--too effective--but banning them only in Arkansas may backfire, too.
But virtual tours can also backfire if not maintained and kept up-to-date, and links at too many school sites are no longer working.