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What is another word for backfire?

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To result in the opposite of an intended effect
“This comes with the warning that this plan can backfire spectacularly.”
To fail in the intended effect
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To have a negative impact, thwarting one's intentions or goals
A counterproductive event or result
“The plan to increase prices ended up being a backfire, as it led to a significant decrease in sales.”
An angry or negative reaction to an event or action
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