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English definition of “fire”

fire

verb [T] (REMOVE FROM A JOB)    /faɪər/ US  /faɪr/
B2 to remove someone from their job , either because they have done something wrong or badly , or as a way of saving the cost of employing them: She was fired after she was caught stealing from her employer . He was fired from his $165,000 job for poor performance . She has just been fired as editor of the newspaper . The company is reducing its workforce by firing 500 employees .Firing staff and being fired
(Definition of fire verb (REMOVE FROM A JOB) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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