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General dictionaries General (8 matching dictionaries)
  1. backfires: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  2. backfires: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  3. Backfires, backfires: Wordnik [home, info]
  4. backfires: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  5. backfires: Wiktionary [home, info]
  6. backfires: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  7. backfires: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  8. backfires: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. backfires: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. backfires: Encyclopedia [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (backfire)

noun:  a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
noun:  a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
verb:  emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire ("My old car backfires all the time")
verb:  have an unexpected and undesired effect ("Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble")
verb:  set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire

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