Synonyms for misfire

Grammar : Verb
Spell : verb mis-fiuh r; noun mis-fahyuh r
Phonetic Transcription : verb mɪsˈfɪər; noun ˈmɪsˌfaɪər

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Définition of misfire

Origin :
  • 1752, of a gun, 1905, of an internal combustion engine; see mis- (1) + fire (v.). Related: Misfired; misfiring. The noun is attested from 1839.
  • verb fail
Example sentences :
  • The unexpectedness of this misfire positively overcame his faculties.
  • Extract from : « Chance » by Joseph Conrad
  • He tried again, in case it was just a misfire, but there was still only the click.
  • Extract from : « Deathworld » by Harry Harrison
  • "Misfire threw him off," exclaimed the spectators afterward.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of Bobby Orde » by Stewart Edward White
  • Simultaneously one cylinder starts to misfire, and then another.
  • Extract from : « Across America by Motor-cycle » by C. K. Shepherd
  • From the position of the check-lever you realise that there has been a misfire.
  • Extract from : « Cavalry of the Clouds » by Alan Bott
  • Very cheap; safe after misfire because oxygen evaporates off.
  • Extract from : « The New Gresham Encyclopedia » by Various
  • First hardly hurt me at all, and the second one was quite a misfire.
  • Extract from : « The Loom of Youth » by Alec Waugh
  • If it has one misfire in every twenty shots, or so, it does not matter, the great thing being to have it cock easily.
  • Extract from : « Automatic Pistol Shooting » by Walter Winans
  • Matt's hopes were dashed somewhat by sounds which told him Chub's machine was beginning to misfire.
  • Extract from : « Motor Matt's Race » by Stanley R. Matthews
  • As if the troubles Matt had had were not enough, on the road toward the river the motor began to misfire.
  • Extract from : « Motor Matt's Triumph, or, Three Speeds Forward » by Stanley R. Matthews

Antonyms for misfire

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