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English definition of “firefight”

firefight

verb [I]     /ˈfaɪə.faɪt/ US  /ˈfaɪr-/
to spend time on problems that need to be dealt with quickly, instead of working in a calm, planned way: Will the new manager be able to do anything other than firefight?Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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