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English definition of “fire sth off”

fire sth off

(LETTER) phrasal verb with fire     /faɪər/ US  /faɪr/ verb
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 (LETTER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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