verb (used without object), mis·fired, mis·fir·ing.
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The misfire reminded us of journalism’s infamous 2018 “pivot,” in which news sites reassigned reporters en masse to manufacture ultra-short text-on-screen videos before brutally firing everyone.
The biggest misfire here, though, was the notion that anyone would believe that this dude looked at all like Prince Harry.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
But the crime comedy Man of the House, released in 2005, was a major misfire.Oscar Nominees’ Most Embarrassing Roles: Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence & More (VIDEO)|Marlow Stern|February 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The latter film, directed by Nora Ephron, was a major misfire on all cylinders.
In the case of a misfire, don't open the bolt immediately, as it may be a hangfire.
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
It is a misfire, and the two men ride triumphantly on into the plains.
His ears strained for misfire of the engine, if it stopped he would be hurled to earth.The Trail of the Hawk|Sinclair Lewis
Clovis swore horribly under his breath; the miracle was an obvious misfire.