misfire definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To fail to ignite whenever expected. Applied of an internal-combustion engine.
    • To are not able to discharge. Applied of a firearm.
    • To fail to attain an anticipated outcome: a scheme that misfired.
  • noun:
    • An act of misfiring.
    • a deep failing in shooting, at the time of a gun or cannon.
    • an explosion that does not take place
    • failing to hit (or meet or discover etc)
  • verb:
    • To fail to discharge properly
    • To fail to ignite within the proper sequence
    • To are not able to achieve the expected outcome
    • fail to fire or detonate
  • others:
    • To miss fire: said of a firearm.

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