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English definition of “fire sth off”

fire sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with fire   /faɪər/ us    /faɪr/

(SHOT)

to fire a shot from a gun: They fired off several shots to frighten us.Guns

(LETTER)

to write and send an angry letter to someone: He fired off an angry letter to the editor.Delivering and despatchingWriting and typing
(Definition of fire sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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