backfires 1 of 2

present tense third-person singular of backfire
as in collapses
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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plural of backfire

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“Backfires.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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