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backfired

verb
past tense of backfire

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to have the reverse of the desired or expected effect
  • my plan to throw her a surprise party backfired when she ended up thinking that everyone had forgotten her birthday

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“Backfired.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/backfired. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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