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Definition 1: an explosion that fails to occur - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for misfire in the sense of this definition

(misfire is a kind of ...) a cessation of normal operation

"there was a power breakdown"

Definition 2: a failure to hit (or meet or find etc) - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for misfire in the sense of this definition

(misfire is a kind of ...) an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

"the surprise party was a complete failure"

Definition 3: fail to fire or detonate - [verb of competition]

Samples where misfire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The guns misfired

(misfire is a kind of ...) stop operating or functioning

"The engine finally went" "The car died on the road" "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town" "The coffee maker broke" "The engine failed on the way to town" "her eyesight went after the accident"

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