Synonyms of backfire in English:

backfire


See definition of backfire

verb

1‘the engine backfired’

SYNONYMS

misfire

2‘Bernard's plan backfired on him’

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rebound, boomerang, come back, have an adverse effect

have unwelcome repercussions for, cause one to be hoist with one's own petard, be self-defeating, be counterproductive

fail, miscarry, go wrong

informal blow up in someone's face

archaic redound on