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British English: /bakˈfʌɪə/
American English: /ˈbækˌfaɪ(ə)r/

Translation of backfire in French:

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (scheme, tactics)
    avoir l'effet inverse
    to backfire on somebody
    se retourner contre quelqu'un
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