Part of speech:
To return to the starting point.
(Figuratively) To jump up or get back up again.
To go awry
To fail to attain an intended goal, as a plan or project.
To cause or set off a backlash.
Surprise is defined as to cause someone to feel amazed at something unexpected, do or say something unintentional.
(Idiomatic) To recover from a negative without seemingly any damage.
To cause to burst:
To throw forth lava, water, steam, etc., as a volcano or geyser
(Military) To operate upon by ricochet firing.
To break forth noisily
To prove deficient or lacking; perform ineffectively or inadequately:
To get a place to sleep temporarily
To fall or drop in this way
Negative repercussions affecting a country whose government has undertaken a usually clandestine intelligence operation in another country.
A revolution whose aim is the deposition and reversal of a political or social system set up by a previous revolution.
Find another word for backfire. In this page you can discover 30 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for backfire, like: boomerang, recoil, rebound, strike back, kick-back, fly back, spring-back, miscarry, backlash, surprise and bounce back.