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backfire


backfire

verb

Definition 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

March 01, 2015
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Tube-shaped pasta or a fop or dandy
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