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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.”
Verb
To pull back, especially in disgust, horror or astonishment
“The car backfired.”
Verb
Militate against
Verb
Act in response to something; respond in a particular way
Verb
To burst or shatter violently and noisily
Noun
Knock or ping
Noun
Thinking or behaving that is oppositional to previous or established modes of thought and behavior
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