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English definition of “firing”

firing

noun [C] uk   /ˈfaɪə.rɪŋ/ us    /ˈfaɪ.rɪŋ/

firing noun [C] (DISMISSAL)

mainly US an act of removing someone from their job: hirings and firingsFiring staff and being fired

firing noun [C] (CRITICISM)

Indian English an act of speaking angrily to someone because you disapprove of what they have done: The official couldn't escape the firing by his superintendent.
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