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a small, controlled fire set in the path of a larger uncontrolled fire, in order to limit the spread of the large fire by removing its fuel
A fire started ahead of a forest or prairie fire to burn only against the wind, so that when the two fires meet both must go out for lack of fuel
A premature explosion in the cylinder of a gas or oil engine during the exhaust or the compression stroke, tending to drive the piston in a direction reverse to that in which it should travel; also, an explosion in the exhaust passages of such ah engine
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plural form of back fire
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to fire in the opposite direction, for example due to an obstruction in the barrel
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Alternative spelling of back fire
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To fail in a manner that brings down further misfortune

His attempt to make money by importing luxury cars horribly backfired when fuel prices tripled.

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emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time"
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Of a Bunsen or similar air-fed burner, to light so that the flame proceeds from the internal gas jet instead of from the external jet of mixed gas and air
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(1)Fire skillfully set along the inner edge of a fire control line to stop a spreading wildfire by reducing the fuel or changing the direction of force of the convection current of the fire Using such fire to consume unburned fuel inside the fireline to speed up the line holding and mopup is usually called "burning out" or "clean burning " (2) A prescribed fire set to burn against the wind; (3) To set a backfire
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have an unexpected and undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble
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a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
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{f} ignite prematurely (of an internal-combustion engine); cause or receive undesired results
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1 a fire started to stop an advancing fire by creating a burned area in its path 2 a firing pattern or fire ignition pattern for a prescribed fire, in which a fire is ignited across the leeward edge of an area and burns into the wind Backfires can be ignited in parallel strips to protect an area from fire escapement
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When a motor vehicle or its engine backfires, it produces an explosion in the exhaust pipe. The car backfired
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Have an unexpected or unwelcome result
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set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire
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If a plan or project backfires, it has the opposite result to the one that was intended. The President's tactics could backfire It all backfired on me!
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a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
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a miscalculation that recoils on its maker a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time"
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This is the popping or banging sound sometimes heard in the exhaust when decelerating It can indicate a problem such as over-rich carburetion, a bad exhaust valve or an ignition problem (retarded timing or a cracked distributor cap) If the backfiring occurs through the carburetor, it may mean over-advanced timing, a bad intake valve or a cracked distributor cap
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Blaze set in front of an advancing forest fire in an effort to check the wildfire by cutting off its fuel supply
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Fire set downwind along a fire break
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A fire set along the inner edge of a fireline to consume the fuel in the path if a wildfire and/or change the direction of force of the fire's convection column
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Ever hear a popping or backfiring noise occur when stepping on the gas? Maybe it's during acceleration from a stoplight, or perhaps climbing a hill This is called a backfire, specifically, when combustion of the air/fuel mixture takes place in the upper half of the engine rather than the bottom half (or combustion chamber) where its supposed to Backfire occurs when either the intake or exhaust valves are open when they're not supposed to be or when a mistimed ignition spark takes place either from crossfire of wires or maladjusted ignition timing
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have an unexpected and undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
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{i} premature ignition of fuel causing a small explosion (in an internal-combustion engine); plan that doesn't develop or turn out as expected
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firefighting, alternative spelling of back fire
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To have or experience a back fire or back fires; said of an internal-combustion engine
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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
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