backfire




backfire - noun

  • the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
  • a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
  • a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path
  • a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

  • backfire - verb

    • come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
    • emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire
    • set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire

    backfire - thesaurus

    backlash   blowback   boomerang   recoil  

    Scrabble score for backfire

    b is 3 a is 1 c is 3 k is 5 f is 4 i is 1 r is 1 e is 1
    Scrabble score = 19

    Please note that scrabble only allows seven tiles to be placed at once.

    generated at 03:58:12 on 01-12-23

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