What is the meaning of the word 'backfire'

backfire - 역발을 일으키다; boomerang

Some sentence examples which use the word 'backfire'

  • The whole plot backfired on them.
  • Nor did he seem to mind if one of his jokes backfired right in his face.
  • Grannis and his buccaneers were behind the Automatic, but it was possible to direct and strengthen the backfire which the Era and other conservative newspapers had already begun.
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