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misfire

mis·fire

misfire

 
pronunciation:
mIs faIr [or] mIs faIr
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: misfired, misfires, misfiring
definition 1: to fail to detonate or go off correctly, as an explosive or gun.
definition 2: to fail to ignite or fire properly, as an engine.
definition 3: to have a different effect than intended.
Our plans misfired.
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