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According to WordNet, the verb "backfire" has 3 sense(s).

200379023 set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire.

202173663 emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time".

202378950 come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble".


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