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backfiring

verb
present participle 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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“Backfiring.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/backfiring. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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