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backfire

noun: the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired

noun: a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine

noun: a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path

noun: a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

verb: come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"

verb: emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time"

verb: set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire


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backfire

Length: 8 letters

Scrabble value: 19

Words with Friends value: 21

Literati value: 13

TWL (USA): Found

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