surefire

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adjective sure·fire \ˈshu̇r-ˈfī(-ə)r\

Definition of surefire

  1. :  certain to get successful or expected results a surefire recipe

Examples of surefire in a Sentence

  1. The movie is a surefire hit with teenagers.

  2. There is no surefire way to predict the outcome.

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First Known Use of surefire

1846


SUREFIRE Defined for English Language Learners

surefire

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Definition of surefire for English Language Learners

  • : certain not to fail : sure to be successful



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