Meaning of “misfire” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “misfire” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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misfireverb [ I ]

us /mɪsˈfɑɪər/

(of a gun or other weapon) to fail to fire, or to fail to fire as intended:

Conchas’s gun misfired after three shots.

(Definition of “misfire” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)