|1.||[ noun ] a movement back from an impact|
|Synonyms:||repercussion rebound recoil|
|Related terms:||movement bounce ricochet resilience bounce|
|2.||[ verb ] have an unexpected and undesired effect|
"Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
|3.||[ noun ] (politics) an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence|
"there was a backlash of intolerance"
|Related terms:||reaction whitelash backfire|