backfires, 3rd person singular present; backfired, past participle; backfiring, present participle; backfired, past tense;
(of an engine) Undergo a mistimed explosion in the cylinder or exhaust
a car backfired in the road
(of a plan or action) Rebound adversely on the originator; have the opposite effect to what was intended
overzealous publicity backfired on her
A mistimed explosion in the cylinder or exhaust of a vehicle or engine
A fire set intentionally to arrest the progress of an approaching fire by creating a burned area in its path, thus depriving the fire of fuel
blowback: the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time"
a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path
set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire
Backfire! is a 3D rally racing arcade game released by Data East in 1995. Players can choose between 2 fictitious rally cars, "Farco R4 Cup" or "Andula 2.0", and race through 6 stages. It is also possible to play one against another on a split screen.
Backfire: A Transwave Best Of (1994-1996) is a Transwave album, released on January 12, 2007.
Backfire is a 1987 mystery-thriller film about a murderous love triangle which forms between an affluent Vietnam War veteran, his wife, and another man. The film was directed by Gilbert Cates, and stars Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, and Jeff Fahey.
The 2010 Transformers toy line by Hasbro (Takara Tomy in Japan under the moniker Transformers: Autobot Alliance) is a continuation of the ' . The film, and thus the toy line, is based on the original Transformers media franchise. This line is accompanied by an online web game on Transformers. ...
Backfired is the debut solo single from the American singer-songwriter and Blondie vocalist Debbie Harry. Released in 1981, it was taken from her debut solo album KooKoo.
(Backfiring) A Back-fire or backfire is an explosion produced by a running internal combustion engine that occurs in the intake or exhaust system rather than inside the combustion chamber. The same term is used when unburned fuel or hydrocarbons are ignited somewhere in the exhaust system. ...
Alternative spelling of back fire; to fire in the opposite direction, for example due to an obstruction in the barrel; To fail in a manner that brings down further misfortune
(Backfiring) When attacking a wildland fire using the indirect attack method, intentionally setting fire to fuels inside the control line to reduce fuel and contain a rapidly spreading fire. ...
(Backfiring) Condition caused by air-fuel mixture igniting in the intake manifold or exhaust system.
(Backfiring) Repeated backfires in the exhaust or the cylinders.
a small fire set by firefighters in the path of an oncoming wildfire to burn up the fuel before the main fire arrives, thus blocking it.
A fire set along the inner edge of a fireline to consume the fuel in the path of a wildfire and/or change the direction of force of the fire's convection column.
A fire purposely set to burn out an intervening area in order to combat a structure fire.
a burning technique used to reduce the amount of fuel in the forest. The fire is set to burn against the wind or back into the fuel as the wind blows the flames away from the fire
A purposely ignited slow burning fire on the downwind side of the field often used in conjunction with other burn methods.
A fire that backs into unburned fuel against the wind. This is generally the slowest, coolest and easiest to control of the types of fires. The technique of "backfiring" is often used to establish adequate fireguards around a target area.
Fire set to push against the wind. Backfires move through the longleaf pine forest at about one foot per minute.
A plan or scheme that doesn't work out the way you expected.
The momentary recession of the flame into the welding tip or cutting tip followed by immediate reappearance or complete extinction of the flame. See also flashback.