- simple past tense and past participle of misfire
Variant of misfire
intransitive verbmisfired, misfiring
- to fail to ignite properly or at the right time: said of an internal-combustion engine
- to fail to go off, or be discharged: said of a firearm, missile, etc.
- to fail to achieve a desired effect
Origin of misfiremis- + fire, verb
an act or instance of misfiring