verb (used without object), mis·fired, mis·fir·ing.
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Feely also indicated that the TOW was reliable, citing he had never seen a misfire during his four-year enlistment.The Big Weapons that the U.S. May Be Secretly Supplying to the Syrian Rebels|Thomas Gibbons-Neff|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Misfire threw him off," exclaimed the spectators afterward.The Adventures of Bobby Orde|Stewart Edward White
He tried again, in case it was just a misfire, but there was still only the click.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
The only thing which is unlikely is that the primer would be dented on the misfire?Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy