Word: backfire

Category: backfire

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Related words: backfire

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Synonyms: backfire

boomerang, blowback

Translations: backfire

spanish
petardear, contraproducente, ser contraproducente, fracasar, contraproducentes


german
fehlzündung, auspuffknall, gegenfeuer

french
pétarader, échouer

italian
ritorno di fiamma, fallire, ritorcersi contro, ritorcersi, controproducente

portuguese
produzir efeitos negativos, sair pela culatra, tiro pela culatra, um tiro pela culatra, voltar contra

dutch
terugslaan, averechts werken, averechts, averechts effect, een averechts effect

russian
обратная вспышка, иметь неприятные последствия, неприятные последствия, иметь неприятные, обратный

norwegian
slå tilbake, back, tilbakeslag

swedish
slå tillbaka, slå, backfiren, att slå tillbaka

finnish
kostautua, epäonnistua, kostautuu

danish
give bagslag, bagslag, giver bagslag

czech
selhat, vymstít, kontraproduktivní, obrátit proti, opačný účinek

polish
spalić na panewce, samozapłon, rykoszetem, odwrotny skutek

hungarian
visszaüthet, visszafelé sül, visszafelé sül el, sül el, visszaégés

turkish
geri teper, teper, geri tepebilir, geri teperek

greek
πρόωρος ανάφλεξη, εκρήγνυμαι πρόωρα, μπούμερανγκ, να αποτύχει, στραφεί εναντίον

ukrainian
зворотна, Зворотний, Зворотній, зворотня, обернена

albanian
dështoj, dështojnë, të dështojnë, dështonin, të dështonin

bulgarian
аванс, обратен ефект, обърне, обърне срещу, се обърне срещу

belarusian
зваротная, зваротны, адваротная, адваротны, Обратная

estonian
tagasilöök, Kostautua, tagasilöögi anda, anda vastupidise, anda vastupidise tulemuse

croatian
povratno paljenje, obiti, obiti o glavu, paljenje, osvetiti

icelandic
aukasprenging

lithuanian
neigiamos, turėti neigiamos, sukelia neigiamą reakciją, neigiamą reakciją

latvian
priekšlaicīga aizdedze, priekšlaicīga, aizdedze, pretēju efektu, negatīvu efektu

macedonian
контраефект, заврши лошо, да заврши лошо, има контраефект, контраудар

romanian
efecte inverse, intoarce impotriva, avea efecte inverse, intoarce impotriva ta

slovenian
Nazaj prižiganje, maščevala, prižiganje, grobo delovanje

slovak
zlyhať

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The meaning and "use of": backfire

noun
  • a mistimed explosion in the cylinder or exhaust of a vehicle or engine.
  • 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.

verb
  • (of an engine) undergo a mistimed explosion in the cylinder or exhaust.
  • (of a plan or action) rebound adversely on the originator; have the opposite effect to what was intended.

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