Backfire Meaning

There are 7 meaning(s) for word Backfire

Meaning 1 : the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired

    Synonyms : blowback
Meaning 2 : come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

    Example : Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble

    Synonyms : backlash,  recoil
Meaning 3 : a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

    Synonyms : boomerang
Meaning 4 : a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path

Meaning 5 : a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine

Meaning 6 : emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire

    Example : My old car backfires all the time

Meaning 7 : set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire