Misfire



[verb mis-fiuh r; noun mis-fahyuh r] /verb mɪsˈfɪər; noun ˈmɪsˌfaɪər/

verb (used without object), misfired, misfiring.
1.
(of a rifle or gun or of a bullet or shell) to fail to or explode.
2.
(of an internal-combustion engine) to fail to ignite properly or when expected.
3.
to fail to achieve the desired result, effect, etc.:
His criticisms completely misfired.
noun
4.
an act or instance of misfiring.
/ˌmɪsˈfaɪə/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(of a firearm or its projectile) to fail to fire, explode, or ignite as or when expected
2.
(of a motor engine or vehicle, etc) to fail to fire at the appropriate time, often causing a backfire
3.
to fail to operate or occur as intended
noun
4.
the act or an instance of misfiring
v.

1752, of a gun, 1905, of an internal combustion engine; see mis- (1) + fire (v.). Related: Misfired; misfiring. The noun is attested from 1839.

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