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General dictionaries General (25 matching dictionaries)
  1. backfire: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. backfire: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. backfire: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. backfire: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. backfire: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. backfire: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Backfire, backfire: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. backfire: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. backfire: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. backfire: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. backfire: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. backfire: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. backfire: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. backfire: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. backfire: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Backfire, Backfire: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. backfire: Rhymezone [home, info]
  18. backfire: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  19. backfire: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  20. backfire: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  21. backfire: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  22. backfire: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  23. backfire: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. backfire: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. backfire: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. backfire: Idioms [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. backfire: Botanical Terms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. backfire: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Backfire: AUTOMOTIVE TERMS [home, info]
  2. Backfire: National Weather Service Glossary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (backfire)

noun:  a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
noun:  a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
verb:  emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire ("My old car backfires all the time")
verb:  have an unexpected and undesired effect ("Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble")
verb:  set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire

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