sure·​fire | \ ˈshu̇r-ˈfī(-ə)r How to pronounce surefire (audio) , ˈshər- \

Definition of surefire

: certain to get successful or expected results a surefire recipe

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Examples of surefire in a Sentence

The movie is a surefire hit with teenagers. There is no surefire way to predict the outcome.
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First Known Use of surefire

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of surefire was in 1846

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18 May 2022

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“Surefire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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