backfire

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backfire(
bahk
-
faiar
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to make a backfire)
a. petardear
John's motorcyle backfired so loud that it scared him.La moto de John petardeó tan fuerte que lo asustó.
2. (to boomerang)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Susie expected to get a pay raise, but it backfired on her and she got fired.Susie esperaba conseguir aumento de sueldo, pero le salió el tiro por la culata y la despidieron.
The prime minister's plan backfired on him, so he resigned.Al primer ministro le salió el tiro por la culata con su plan, así que renunció.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (mechanics)
a. el petardeo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I heard a backfire in the parking.Oí un petardeo en el estacionamiento.
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backfire
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (car)
a. petardear
2. (fig)
a.
it backfired on themles salió el tiro por la culata
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backfire [ˈbækˈfaɪəʳ]
noun
(Aut) petardeo (m)
intransitive verb
(Aut) petardear
their plan backfired les salió el tiro por la culata (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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