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boomerang, backfire
n. a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
backfire
n. a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path
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backfire
v. set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire
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v. emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time"
recoil, backlash, backfire
v. come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
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take a hop, resile, ricochet, reverberate, recoil, rebound, bound, spring, bounce
v. spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
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