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backfire

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of BACKFIRE

to have the reverse of the desired or expected effect <my plan to throw her a surprise party backfired when she ended up sobbing that everyone had forgotten her birthday>
Synonyms boomerang
Near Antonyms succeed; flourish, prosper, thrive

April 18, 2015
wimple Hear it
to veil, ripple, or meander
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