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backfires

verb
present tense third-person singular of backfire

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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backfires

noun
plural of backfire

Synonyms of backfires (Entry 2 of 2)

as in wildfires, bonfires

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“Backfires.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/backfires. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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