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English noun: misfire

1. misfire (event) an explosion that fails to occur


Synonymsdud


Broader (hypernym)breakdown, equipment failure

2. misfire (event) a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)


Synonymsmiss


Broader (hypernym)failure


English verb: misfire

1. misfire (competition) fail to fire or detonate


SamplesThe guns misfired.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad









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