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Synonyms for blowback

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

misinformation resulting from the recirculation into the source country of disinformation previously planted abroad by that country's intelligence service

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When we become a true follower of Jesus we may face some blowback.
Furthermore, it may redefine the notion of blowback.
In fact, the United States' activities in Afghanistan at that time may be the single biggest source of blowback terrorism today.
The London terror attacks were a blowback from Britain's terror support in Syria and beyond - based on a faulty interpretation of the previous decade's downward spiral in Iraq.
Los arsenales de estos malos abarcan la bomba atomica y las drogas (la cocaina latinoamericana, la heroina afgana), asi como las armas quimicas y biologicas: en Blowback, el arma elegida por los malos es un pinchi virus que aniquila a todos los seres humanos, salvo a los arabes.
The A22 Magnum is chambered for 22 WMR and features the same delayed- blowback semi-automatic action as the original A17.
But with Russia now intervening militarily in Syria, will they suffer from blowback of their own?
As this is a straight blowback design, all the recoil forces are absorbed by the recoil spring, so it must be providing a little more resistance to the bolt after it sits a bit.
But Cal doesnt know whether he is conducting a search and rescue (or a kidnapping and murder investigation) all as he is having to deal with the blowback from a family tragedy.
Given the fact that the Umarex C96 really imitated the looks of the selective-fire M712, I expressed my wish for Umarex to produce a BB-firing blowback copy of the M712.
It also fans fears Britain could be plunged into another uncertain war ending with a bloody blowback.
Most pistols, including the PPQ, use a variation of the delayed blowback recoil system.
Today it's facing the blowback of terrorism in its periphery from its clients of yesterday.
Jonathan Russell of anti-extremist think-tank Quilliam Foundation explained that a key lesson from the 2003 Iraq war was the domestic threat of blowback and radicalisation.
TODAY'S QUOTES "If he tries to influence policy, he will create blowback and it will be incredibly destructive" TV historian Dan Snow on the private letters the Prince of Wales writes to ministers.