backfire - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˌbækˈfaɪə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theybackfire
he/she/itbackfires
present participlebackfiring
past tensebackfired
past participlebackfired
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    if a car backfires, its engine makes a loud noise like an explosion