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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌbækˈfaɪər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbækˌfaɪr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bakər′)

Inflections of 'backfire' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
backfires
v 3rd person singular
backfiring
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
backfired
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
backfired
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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backfire viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (plan: bring unwanted result)salir el tiro por la culata exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
  resultar contraproducente loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
  producir un efecto indeseado vtr + art + nm + adj
  (México, coloquial)voltearse el chirrión por el palito exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
 The plan backfired and now voters are demanding that he resign.
 Le salió el tiro por la culata y ahora los votantes le piden la renuncia.
backfire viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (engine, vehicle: explosion)petardear vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda").
  explotar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda").
Note: When a car backfires, there is an explosion in the engine or exhaust, but that does not mean the car will explode.
 We heard a car backfire and thought it was a gun at first.
 Escuchamos un auto petardear y al principio creímos que era un arma.
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