Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of misfire.
  • n. The situation where something misfires.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Suns were misfiring from the outside in the first half - Nash, Bell and Leandro Barbosa were a combined 5-for-20 - but they opened a 16-point lead thanks to the rugged play of Thomas and the masterful performance of Marion.

    USATODAY.com - Basketball - San Antonio vs. Phoenix

  • Houston (0-2), meanwhile, looked its old self - misfiring from the start.

    USATODAY.com - Football - Houston vs. Indianapolis

  • But the Grizzlies could never get closer because they kept misfiring from the field, and Houston eventually got the lead back to 11 points with just under 3 minutes left.

    USATODAY.com - Basketball - Houston vs. Memphis

  • Dawkins suggests that this can be explained by "misfiring" - ie the application of an instinctive, genetic rule of thumb in situations it did not originally evolve to cover.

    The Guardian World News

  • He says that he believes that his taser was misfiring, which is why he continued to do it.

    CNN Transcript Sep 26, 2007

  • I must rush to add that 'misfiring' is intended only in a strictly Darwinian sense.

    The God Delusion

  • Severe cases of irregular heartbeat may require a procedure called ablation, which destroys a group of "misfiring" cells to stop abnormal electrical impulses that cause erratic heartbeats.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • The scientists said severe cases of irregular heartbeat may require a procedure called ablation, which destroys a group of "misfiring" cells to stop abnormal electrical impulses that cause erratic heartbeats.

    ThirdAge

  • While autism is a touchy subject in terms of what causes the disease, Fowler believes it is simply a "misfiring" in the brain and oxygen being the "breath of life," is the way to improve it.

    10connects.com Local News

  • Take the case of "misfiring," when a sales associate does not sell enough merchandise and the store pays an hourly rate instead of a commission, he said.

    IOL: News

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