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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
Verb: misfire  mis'fI(-u)r
  1. Fail to fire or detonate
    "The guns misfired"

Derived forms: misfiring, misfires, misfired

Type of: break, break down, breakdown, conk out [informal], die, equipment failure, fail, failure, give out, give way, go, go bad, pack up [Brit, informal]

Encyclopedia: Misfire