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English definition of “misfire”

misfire

verb [I]     /mɪsˈfaɪər/
When something that you do misfires, it does not have the result that you intended : His joke misfired badly , and he was forced to make a public apology .Failing and doing badly
(Definition of misfire verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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