He might have kept shooting, but his rifle had what police term “a malfunction of some sort.”
The Israeli army said it had been targeting perpetrators of the rocket attack and a malfunction might have caused the mishap.
There was some malfunction, but—we like to say that he simply gave up.
The malfunction was definitely in the auxiliary motor setup, he thought.
If it's just a malfunction in one of the units, I can dump another one down there.
Naturally—it would have to follow its own solution, if there was no indication of malfunction.
Such conditions might cause the ignition system of a gasoline engine to malfunction.
It sounds as though he was a willing worker, but I still can't see why his malfunction makes our marriage impossible.
But this one has to have a clip in order not to malfunction?
malfunction mal·func·tion (māl-fŭngk'shən)
v. mal·func·tioned, mal·func·tion·ing, mal·func·tions
To fail to function.
To function improperly.
Failure to function.
Faulty or abnormal functioning.