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English noun: misfire

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


Broader (hypernym)breakdown, equipment failure

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


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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