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a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path
a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire
emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time"
come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"