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English definition of “fire drill”

fire drill

noun [C]
 
 
( UK also fire practice)
WORKPLACE a situation in which people practise what they must do in order to leave a building safely if there is a fire: Inspectors found shortcomings in fire drills and the testing of alarms and extinguishers.
(Definition of fire drill from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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