Backfire synonyms

băk'fīr'
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To return to the starting point.
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(Intransitive, now rare) To retreat before an opponent. [from 14th c.]
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(Figuratively) To jump up or get back up again.
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(Idiomatic) To recover from a negative without seemingly any damage.
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(Intransitive) To retaliate
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(Idiomatic) To relax.
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To go awry
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To recoil
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To fail to attain an intended goal, as a plan or project.
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Surprise is defined as to cause someone to feel amazed at something unexpected, do or say something unintentional.
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To cause to burst:
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To throw forth lava, water, steam, etc., as a volcano or geyser
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(Intransitive) To explode; to blow up. Specifically, to combust supersonically via shock compression.
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(Military) To operate upon by ricochet firing.
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To break forth noisily
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To prove deficient or lacking; perform ineffectively or inadequately:
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To cause or set off a backlash.
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To get a place to sleep temporarily
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To fall or drop in this way
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To return an impulse or impression; to resist the action of another body by an opposite force; as, every body reacts on the body that impels it from its natural state.
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Negative repercussions affecting a country whose government has undertaken a usually clandestine intelligence operation in another country.
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Present participle of backlash.
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A work that strongly refutes or criticises another.
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(Military) firing of weapons in response
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A revolution whose aim is the deposition and reversal of a political or social system set up by a previous revolution.
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A blow given in return.
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