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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A failure to hit (or meet or find etc); An explosion that fails to occur v. - Fail to detonate.

Usage examples (32)
  • Whatever misfire is floating around in my brain, we do overcome it.
  • Working on or near a misfire is the most hazardous of all blasting operations.
  • Degrading plug wires either cause a misfire, which is blindingly obvious and kills mileage horribly, or doesn't.
  • I’d add a potential misfire is that as others have noted, this bill should have been passed much much earlier. for more
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