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What is another word for backfiring?

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Present participle for to result in the opposite of an intended effect
“This comes with the warning that this plan can backfire spectacularly.”
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Present participle for to fail or not succeed
“The car backfired.”
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Present participle for to fail, especially in spectacular fashion
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Militating against
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Present participle for act in response to something
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