how to pronounce backfire

bækfaɪəɹ

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meanings of backfire

verb:

  1. To experience a premature ignition of fuel or an ignition of exhaust gases, making a popping sound.
  2. To fire in the opposite direction, for example due to an obstruction in the barrel.
  3. To fail in a manner that brings down further misfortune.

noun:

  1. A premature explosion in the cylinder of a gas or oil engine during the exhaust or the compression stroke, tending to drive the piston in the wrong direction.
  2. An explosion in the exhaust passages of an internal combustion engine.
  3. Alternative spelling of back fire.

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