misfire


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mis·fire

 (mĭs-fīr′)
intr.v. mis·fired, mis·fir·ing, mis·fires
1. To fail to ignite when expected. Used of an internal-combustion engine.
2. To fail to discharge. Used of a firearm.
3. To fail to achieve an anticipated result: a scheme that misfired.

mis′fire′ (mĭs′fīr′, mĭs-fīr′) n.

misfire

(ˌmɪsˈfaɪə)
vb (intr)
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (of a firearm or its projectile) to fail to fire, explode, or ignite as or when expected
2. (Automotive Engineering) (of a motor engine or vehicle, etc) to fail to fire at the appropriate time, often causing a backfire
3. to fail to operate or occur as intended
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the act or an instance of misfiring

mis•fire

(v. mɪsˈfɪər; n. ˈmɪsˌfaɪər)

v. -fired, -fir•ing,
n. v.i.
1. (of a firearm; bullet; shell) to fail to fire or explode.
2. (of an internal-combustion engine) to fail to ignite properly or when expected.
3. to fail to achieve the desired result, effect, etc.: His criticisms completely misfired.
n.
4. an act or instance of misfiring.
[1745–55]

misfire

1. Failure to fire or explode properly.
2. Failure of a primer or the propelling charge of a round or projectile to function wholly or in part.

misfire


Past participle: misfired
Gerund: misfiring

Imperative
misfire
misfire
Present
I misfire
you misfire
he/she/it misfires
we misfire
you misfire
they misfire
Preterite
I misfired
you misfired
he/she/it misfired
we misfired
you misfired
they misfired
Present Continuous
I am misfiring
you are misfiring
he/she/it is misfiring
we are misfiring
you are misfiring
they are misfiring
Present Perfect
I have misfired
you have misfired
he/she/it has misfired
we have misfired
you have misfired
they have misfired
Past Continuous
I was misfiring
you were misfiring
he/she/it was misfiring
we were misfiring
you were misfiring
they were misfiring
Past Perfect
I had misfired
you had misfired
he/she/it had misfired
we had misfired
you had misfired
they had misfired
Future
I will misfire
you will misfire
he/she/it will misfire
we will misfire
you will misfire
they will misfire
Future Perfect
I will have misfired
you will have misfired
he/she/it will have misfired
we will have misfired
you will have misfired
they will have misfired
Future Continuous
I will be misfiring
you will be misfiring
he/she/it will be misfiring
we will be misfiring
you will be misfiring
they will be misfiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misfiring
you have been misfiring
he/she/it has been misfiring
we have been misfiring
you have been misfiring
they have been misfiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misfiring
you will have been misfiring
he/she/it will have been misfiring
we will have been misfiring
you will have been misfiring
they will have been misfiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misfiring
you had been misfiring
he/she/it had been misfiring
we had been misfiring
you had been misfiring
they had been misfiring
Conditional
I would misfire
you would misfire
he/she/it would misfire
we would misfire
you would misfire
they would misfire
Past Conditional
I would have misfired
you would have misfired
he/she/it would have misfired
we would have misfired
you would have misfired
they would have misfired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misfire - an explosion that fails to occurmisfire - an explosion that fails to occur  
equipment failure, breakdown - a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"
2.misfire - a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)misfire - a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
Verb1.misfire - fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go - stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"

misfire

verb fail, go wrong, fall through, miscarry, go pear-shaped (informal), fail to go off, go phut (informal) Some of their policies had misfired.

misfire

verb
To go wrong, be unsuccessful, or fail to attain a goal:
Idioms: fall short, miss fire, miss the mark.
Translations
يُخْطئ، يَفْشَل، يَبوء بالفَشَليَفْشَل في الإشْتِعال، لا تَدور الآلَه
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misfire

[ˌmɪsˈfaɪəʳ] VI [plan, engine] → fallar; [gun] → encasquillarse

misfire

[ˌmɪsˈfaɪər] vi
(= fail) [plan, attempt] → rater
Some of their policies had misfired → Certaines de leurs politiques n'avaient pas eu les résultats escomptés.
[engine] → avoir des ratés

misfire

vi (engine)fehlzünden, eine Fehlzündung haben; (plan)fehlschlagen; (joke, trick)danebengehen

misfire

[ˌmɪsˈfaɪəʳ] vi (gun, plan, joke) → far cilecca; (engine) → perdere colpi

misfire

(misˈfaiə) verb
1. (of a gun, bomb etc) to fail to explode or catch fire.
2. (of a motor engine) to fail to ignite properly.
3. (of a plan etc) to go wrong.
References in classic literature ?
Because the bargain might still misfire any moment, he insisted on my packing at once and going up with him to lodgings he had already taken in Fulham, to be near the curio-shop in question.
The unexpectedness of this misfire positively overcame his faculties.
My engine light immediately came on, and my engine started to misfire.
They qualified sixth in a 60-car grid and although an engine misfire saw Mann drop to 12th at the handover, Jackson drove the wheels off the car to battle his way up to third spot before finishing fourth.
Guisborough driver Barnes was plagued by misfire problems on his Escort Cosworth in his first event for six years and finished 19th overall.
So to determine whether heat can cause pigment cells to misfire, the team, working in the dark, first cooled the cells, and then slowly returned the cells to room temperature, measuring the electrical activity of the cells as they warmed up.
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Within weeks, the car developed a misfire in fourth gear.
The most common reason for a misfire or cut out ( if the engine management light is off ( is the spark plug leads.
What would trigger such an immune misfire is unclear, but scientists suspect some combination of a person's genetics and exposure to pathogens.
The first XM8 tested fired 15,000 rounds without cleaning or lubrication, without a first misfire, said Col.
A MIDLAND MP yesterday called on the Government to issue the Royal Marines with US-made M16 rifles to replace 'faulty' weapons which misfire.