misfire - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participlemisfiring
past tensemisfired
past participlemisfired
  1. if a gun misfires, the bullet does not come out
     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      if an engine misfires, the fuel does not burn in the right way and it does not work smoothly
    2. b.