Translation of "backfire" - English-Spanish dictionary

backfire

verb uk /ˌbækˈfaɪər/ us /-ˈfaɪr/

(of a plan) to have the opposite result from the one you intended

fracasar
Her plans to make him jealous backfired on her when he started dating her best friend.

(of an engine) to make a loud noise as a result of fuel burning too early

producir detonaciones en el escape
I was woken by the sound of a truck backfiring.

(Translation of “backfire” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)