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  1. misfire

    • IPA[mɪsˈfʌɪə]

    英式

    • v.
      (of a gun or missile) fail to discharge or fire properly;(of an internal combustion engine) undergo failure of the fuel to ignite correctly or at all
    • n.
      a failure of a gun or missile to fire correctly;a failure of fuel to ignite correctly in an internal combustion engine
    • verb: misfire, 3rd person present: misfires, gerund or present participle: misfiring, past tense: misfired, past participle: misfired

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. (of a gun or missile) fail to discharge or fire properly as she raised her pistol again, it misfired
    • (of an internal combustion engine) undergo failure of the fuel to ignite correctly or at all the car would misfire occasionally from the cold
    • (of a nerve cell) fail to transmit an electrical impulse at an appropriate moment as these nerves misfire and die, the muscles begin to shrink
    • 2. (especially of a plan) fail to produce the intended result he didn't know that his plan had misfired

    名詞

    • 1. a failure of a gun or missile to fire correctly the weapons are to be replaced because of problems with misfires
    • a failure of fuel to ignite correctly in an internal combustion engine he drove into the pits to have a misfire cured
    • 更多解釋
    • v.
      (of a gun or missile) fail to discharge or fire properly.
    • n.
      a failure of a gun or missile to fire correctly or of fuel in an internal combustion engine to ... the weapons are to be replaced because of problems with misfires

    Oxford American Dictionary