|NOUN || a backfire | backfires |
|VERB || to backfire | backfired | backfired|
backfiring | backfires
|SYNO ||backfire | blowback | boomerang | ...|
NOUN article.ind sg | pl
VERB to infinitive | simple past | past participle
present participle | 3rd person
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- "Casper's attempts to help Mantha win a scaring competition backfire. Meanwhile Alder and Dash try to get into the competition.
- A design contest or other co-creation event may backfire and lead to negative word of mouth if the expectations of the participants are not met.
- "Friday the 13th": Arnold and Gerald try to prove superstitions are fictitious, only for it all to backfire on them.
- Short backfire antennas are able to achieve high aperture efficiencies, at right cavity size even beyond 100%.
- However, car communities around the United States have begun to organize events surrounded around the byproduct of launch control systems, this byproduct is usually called a backfire.
- Cars with sports exhausts (both factory-fitted and aftermarket) are much more likely to backfire.
- Mercury-arc valves are prone to an effect called "arc-back" (or "backfire"), whereby the valve conducts in the reverse direction when the voltage across it is negative.
- The gag of Bugs Bunny refixing his opponents gun so it will literally backfire is seen in 1957 Pre-Hysterical Hare.
- All of the paintbrush's creations are starting to backfire, and the paintbrush is still missing.
- "Themes Explored": How satire with the aim of social protest can backfire.
- The show follows Ben Phillips and his circle of friends playing a prank on his long-suffering brother Elliot Giles, only for it to backfire.
- The car has a tendency to backfire constantly when making up-shifts and downshifts.
- Susan Fowler writes, "Beware that such strategies reverse psychology can backfire. Children can sense manipulation a mile away." She instead recommends leading by example.
- Scholars have debated whether fact-checking could lead to a "backfire effect" whereby correcting false information may make partisan individuals cling more strongly to their views.
- After Suzanne witnesses an intimate moment between the two, feeling jealous and threatened, she tries to sabotage the budding romance only for it to backfire.
- "The Debunking Handbook", 2020, explains that "backfire effects occur only occasionally and the risk of occurrence is lower in most situations than once thought".
- "Heinous vs. Clown": Jimmy, Beezy, Heloise, and Lucius all pull pranks on the clowns that ultimately backfire.
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