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misfire (plural misfires)
- An act of misfiring.
- (of a firearm) To fail to discharge properly
- (of an engine) To fail to ignite in the proper sequence
- (of a plan) To fail to achieve the anticipated result
- His practical joke misfired and he nearly burnt my left hand.
To fail to discharge properly
To fail to ignite in the proper sequence
To fail to achieve the anticipated result