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backfire Saltos de línea: back|fire

Definición de backfire en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /bakˈfʌɪə/
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1(Of a vehicle or its engine) undergo a mistimed explosion in the cylinder or exhaust: a car backfired in the road and shoppers ducked instinctively
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It was far too loud to be attributed to a car engine backfiring, and immediately drew the clientele to rush like moths against the window.
  • The car engine backfired in three sudden bursts as they drove off.
  • Deafening car stereos, honking horns and noises like gun shots ring out as hundreds of drivers deliberately make their car engines backfire.
Sinónimos
2(Of a plan or action) have an opposite and undesirable effect to what was intended: overzealous publicity backfired on her
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Due to the uprising the plan has backfired on an epic scale.
  • Nothing can serious happen to them, as they are locked in their battle, and the worst thing that can happen is their plan backfiring.
  • Never before has a devious little plan backfired so badly.
Sinónimos
rebound, boomerang, come back, have an adverse effect;
have unwelcome repercussions for, cause one to be hoist with one's own petard, be self-defeating, be counterproductive;
fail, miscarry, go wrong
informal blow up in someone's face
archaic redound on

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Pronunciación: /ˈbakfʌɪə/
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1A mistimed explosion in the cylinder or exhaust of a vehicle or engine: once the engine is running smoothly, a backfire can be dramatic
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • My favourites are still the RX7 rotaries, which give magnificent flameouts and backfires from the exhaust when the drivers lift their foot off the accelerator.
  • On the battlefield, this engine produced a loud backfire when starting, instantly drawing enemy fire.
  • However, just a few days later the aircraft suffered serious damage following a fire started by an engine backfire.
2North American A fire started deliberately to stop the progress of an approaching fire by creating a burned area in its path.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Fires were initially started as backfires to blacken areas adjacent to firelines.
  • Most flame weeders on the market are the same ones used by fire fighters to set backfires.
  • For both fires, portions of the barrens sample area were burned by the backfire flame while other portions were burned by a more intense headfire.

Palabras que riman con backfire

acquire, admire, afire, applier, aspire, attire, ayah, barbwire, bemire, briar, buyer, byre, choir, conspire, crier, cryer, defier, denier, desire, dire, drier, dryer, dyer, enquire, entire, esquire, expire, fire, flyer, friar, fryer, Gaia, gyre, hellfire, hire, hiya, ire, Isaiah, jambalaya, Jeremiah, Josiah, Kintyre, latria, liar, lyre, Maia, Maya, Mayer, messiah, mire, misfire, Nehemiah, Obadiah, papaya, pariah, peripeteia, perspire, playa, Praia, prior, pyre, quire, replier, scryer, shire, shyer, sire, skyer, Sophia, spire, squire, supplier, Surabaya, suspire, tier, tire, transpire, trier, tumble-dryer, tyre, Uriah, via, wire, Zechariah, Zedekiah, Zephaniah • sapphire • campfire

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