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English definition of “backfire”


verb [I] (ENGINE)    /ˌbækˈfaɪər/ US  /-ˈfaɪr/
(of an engine ) to make a loud noise as a result of fuel burning too early: I was woken by the sound of a truck backfiring.FunctioningPerforming a function
(Definition of backfire verb (ENGINE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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