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misfire

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Motor vehicles, Weapons
misfiremis‧fire /ˌmɪsˈfaɪə $ -ˈfaɪr/ verb [intransitive]  1 SUCCESSFUL#if a plan or joke misfires, it goes wrong and does not have the result that you intendedbackfire His attempt at a joke misfired. I was worried that the plan might misfire.2 TTCif an engine misfires, the petrol mixture does not burn at the right time3 PMWSHOOTif a gun misfires, the bullet does not come out
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Verb table
misfire
Simple Form
Present
itmisfires
misfire
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Past
it, theymisfired
Present perfect
theyhave misfired
ithas misfired
Past perfect
it, theyhad misfired
Future
it, theywill misfire
Future perfect
it, theywill have misfired
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare misfiring
itis misfiring
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Past
theywere misfiring
itwas misfiring
Present perfect
theyhave been misfiring
ithas been misfiring
Past perfect
it, theyhad been misfiring
Future
it, theywill be misfiring
Future perfect
it, theywill have been misfiring
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