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Verb: misfire  mis'fI(-u)r
  1. Fail to fire or detonate
    "The guns misfired"
Noun: misfire  mis'fI(-u)r
  1. An explosion that fails to occur
    - dud
     
  2. A failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
    - miss

Derived forms: misfired, misfires, misfiring

Type of: break, break down, breakdown, conk out, die, equipment failure, fail, failure, give out, give way, go, go bad

Encyclopedia: Misfire