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Daemon
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backfire

(verb) Come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect.

Synonyms: backlash, recoil

Usage: Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble.
KSPavan
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backfire
Definition: (verb) Come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect.
Synonyms: backlash, recoil
Usage: Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble.
Paulo Rogério 7
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I'll take the chance, as long as you don't fire me back!
Emel Rapchan
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backfire
noun
1 - blowback, back detonation
2 - blowup, detonation, explosion (related to the noise)
3 - a measure to avoid the progress of wildfires by setting a fire in a controlled area in between.
4 - boomerang, miscalculation, misestimation
verb
1 - backlash, recoil, fall out
2 - make noise, noise (as an old car)
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