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Verb
To result in the opposite of an intended effect
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“This comes with the warning that this plan can backfire spectacularly.”
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To fail or not succeed
“The car backfired.”
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Militate against
Verb
Act in response to something
Noun
Knock or ping
Noun
An angry or negative reaction to an event or action
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