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backfire

1.A fire started ahead of a forest or prairie fire to burn only against the wind, so that when the two fires meet both must go out for lack of fuel.
2.A premature explosion in the cylinder of a gas or oil engine during the exhaust or the compression stroke, tending to drive the piston in a direction reverse to that in which it should travel; also called a knock or ping.
v. i.1.(Engin.) To have or experience a back fire or back fires; - said of an internal-combustion engine.
2.Of a Bunsen or similar air-fed burner, to light so that the flame proceeds from the internal gas jet instead of from the external jet of mixed gas and air.
Noun1.backfire - a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
2.backfire - a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
Synonyms: boomerang
Verb1.backfire - have an unexpected and undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
Synonyms: backlash
2.backfire - emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time"
3.backfire - set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire
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