Synonyms of 'misfire'
failDictionary, go wrong, fall through
Some of their policies had misfired.
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If an activity, attempt, or plan fails, it is not successful.
He was afraid the revolution they had started would fail.
come to nothing
fall short of
fizzle out (informal)
be in vain
fall by the wayside
come a cropper (informal)
go up in smoke
go belly-up (slang)
come to naught
lay an egg (slang , US , Canadian)
go by the board
not make the grade (informal)
go down like a lead balloon (informal)
turn out badly
fall flat on your face
meet with disaster
be found lacking or wanting
Thesaurus for misfire from the Collins English Thesaurus
If a plan misfires , it goes wrong and does not have the results that you intend it to have.