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misfire

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misfire/ˌmɪsˈfajɚ/verb
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misfire
/ˌmɪsˈfajɚ/
verb
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Learner's definition of MISFIRE  
[no object]
of an engine  : to fail to work properly because the fuel mixture burns at the wrong time
of a gun  : to fail to fire properly : to fail to shoot a bullet
: to fail to have an intended effect : to fail to work properly

— misfire

noun,pluralmisfires[count]
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