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Spanish translation of “fire”


noun /ˈfaiə/
anything that is burning, whether accidentally or not a warm fire in the kitchen Several houses were destroyed in a fire. an apparatus for heating a gas fire an electric fire. the heat and light produced by burning Fire is one of man’s greatest discoveries. enthusiasm The knights rode into battle with fire in their hearts. attack by gunfire The soldiers were under fire. fire alarm an apparatus (eg a bell) to give warning of a fire
alarma de incendios
Everyone had to leave the building when the fire alarm rang.
firearm noun any type of gun In most countries you need a licence to keep firearms. fire brigade noun a company of firemen
cuerpo de bomberos
Call the fire brigade!
firecracker noun a kind of firework which makes a loud noise. fire engine noun a vehicle carrying firemen and their equipment.
camión de bomberos
fire escape noun a means of escape from a building in case of fire, usually in the form of a metal staircase on the outside of the building
escalera/salida de incendios
Hotels should have fire escapes.
fire extinguisher noun an apparatus (usually containing chemicals) for putting out fires There must be fire-extinguishers in every room. fireguard noun a metal framework placed in front of a fireplace for safety. fireman noun a man whose job is to put out accidental fires or those caused deliberately as a criminal act. fireplace noun a space in a room (usually in a wall) with a chimney above, for a fire a wide stone fireplace. fireproof adjective that is made so it cannot catch fire a fireproof suit. fireside noun a place beside a fireplace The old man slept by the fireside (also adjective) a fireside chair. fire-station noun the building or buildings where fire-engines and other pieces of equipment used by firemen are kept.
parque de bomberos
firewood noun wood that is suitable for burning as fuel I went into the garden to cut some firewood. firework noun a small exploding device giving off a colourful display of lights
fuegos artificiales
Rockets are my favourite fireworks (also adjective) a firework display If your sister finds out, there’ll be fireworks (= a display of anger)!
firing-squad noun a group of soldiers with guns, to execute a prisoner He must face the firing-squad. catch fire to begin to burn Dry wood catches fire easily. on fire burning
en llamas
The building is on fire!
open fire (usually with on) to begin shooting at The enemy opened fire (on us). play with fire to do something dangerous or risky Putting all your money into that business is playing with fire! set fire to (something) / set (something) on fire to cause (something) to begin burning usually accidentally or deliberately as a criminal act They set fire to the ambassador’s house She accidentally set the house on fire. under fire being shot at
We have been under fire from the enemy all day.
being criticized or blamed
(duramente) criticado
The government is under fire over its new tax proposals.
(Definition of fire from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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