Noun misfire has 2 senses
  1. misfire, dud - an explosion that fails to occur
    --1 is a kind of breakdown, equipment failure
    Derived form: verb misfire1
  2. miss, misfire - a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
    --2 is a kind of failure
,Verb misfire has 1 sense
  1. misfire - fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
    --1 is one way to
    fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down
    Derived form: noun misfire1
    Sample sentence:
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