Synonyms of backfire in English:

backfire


See definition of backfire

verb

1‘the engine backfired’

SYNONYMS
misfire

2‘Bernard's plan backfired on him’

SYNONYMS
rebound, boomerang, come back, have an adverse effect
have unwelcome repercussions for, cause one to be hoist with one's own petard, be self-defeating, be counterproductive
fail, miscarry, go wrong
informal blow up in someone's face
archaic redound on