Thesaurus > Related Words: backfire

  Words related to backfire

Related / Similar Words: boomerang, backlash

 

Definition:
  • a miscalculation that recoils on its maker;
  • a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine;
  • set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire;
  • emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time";
  • have an unexpected and undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble";

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    Hyponyms: backblast, back-blast

     

    Derivational Morphology: boomerang, backlash

     

     
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