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English definition of “fire”

fire

verb (SHOOT)    /faɪər/ US  /faɪr/
B2 [I or T] to cause a weapon to shoot bullets , arrows , or missiles : He fired his gun into the air . Someone started firing at us. Without warning he started firing into the crowd . I just prayed that he would stop firing. The ambassador denied that any missiles had been fired across the border .Detonation and bombardmentGuns [T or I] to direct a series of questions or criticisms at someone: The journalists were firing questions at me for two whole hours . "I'd like to ask you some questions about your childhood , if I may." "Fire away!" (= You can start asking them now.)Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputationQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
(Definition of fire verb (SHOOT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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