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back·fire / ˈbakˌfī(ə)r/ • v. [intr.] 1. (of an engine) undergo a mistimed explosion in the cylinder or exhaust: a car backfired in the road. 2. (of a plan or action) rebound adversely on the originator; have the opposite effect to what was intended: overzealous publicity backfired on her. • n. 1. a mistimed explosion in the cylinder or exhaust of a vehicle or engine. 2. a fire set intentionally to arrest the progress of an approaching fire by creating a burned area in its path, thus depriving the fire of fuel.

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