misfire

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Etymology[edit]

mis- +‎ fire

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Noun[edit]

misfire (plural misfires)

  1. An act of misfiring.

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Verb[edit]

misfire (third-person singular simple present misfires, present participle misfiring, simple past and past participle misfired)

  1. (of a firearm) To fail to discharge properly
  2. (of an engine) To fail to ignite in the proper sequence
  3. (of a plan) To fail to achieve the anticipated result
    His practical joke misfired and he nearly burnt my left hand.

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