Synonym of backfire

Alternative for backfire

n.

the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fireda loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion enginea fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its patha miscalculation that recoils on its maker

v.

come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effectemit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfireset a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire

Verb

To fail, especially in spectacular fashion
bomb fail founder flop collapse fold tank flunk miscarry crater miss flatline misfire flounder abort flummox disappoint lose fall flat fall through be unsuccessful flame out break down not succeed fizzle out be frustrated come to nothing lack success strike out miss the mark meet with disaster come to naught wash out come a cropper come to grief be in vain run aground be defeated suffer defeat go astray bite the dust not come up to scratch bomb out go down like a lead balloon blow it fail miserably sink without trace go out of business go awry go wrong be ruined fall short go up in smoke rebound boomerang go amiss fizzle slip blunder go pear-shaped yield give crumple buckle not work fall go belly-up nose-dive recoil come unstuck be abortive go phut turn out badly go down go downhill cave in be demoted be found lacking miss the boat hit the skids go broke go bankrupt go adrift close miss the target bellyflop go off course go badly fall apart do something badly lose money explode crash be a disappointment be a disaster come apart go to the wall fail to go off poop out not come off fizz out peter out tumble implode go be a failure go haywire come apart at the seams go under wreck plunge be lost submerse wallow go to bottom go out decline hit bottom lose status deteriorate play into lose out go down swinging backslide back wrong horse lose control miss fire gang agley underperform fluff underachieve screw up fall flat on your face be found wanting not pass lay an egg be rejected hit rock bottom blow up in someone's face go by the board not pass muster not make the grade fall by the wayside be found deficient not come up to the mark terminate end fall down come to a halt languish go to pieces foul up trip up slip up flag disintegrate bungle fall short of bring to naught not show fall short of expectations dissatisfy not come up to expectations default finish retire drop plummet topple slump perish cease trading be shut close down be closed down be closed be liquidated lose one's shirt be cleaned out drop a bundle be in the hands of the receivers be shut down grind to a halt belly up fold up cease production close one's doors give up be wound up be in arrears go into chapter 11 go bump go into receivership go into liquidation go belly up become insolvent go bust shrivel up lose big shut down be taken to the cleaners

Noun

Knock or ping

Antonym of backfire

backfire Idiom, Proverb

Music ♫

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