firenounuk /faɪər/ us /faɪr/
fire noun (FLAMES)
fire noun (SHOOT)
fire noun (EMOTION)
fireverbuk /faɪər/ us /faɪr/
fire verb (SHOOT)
- The soldiers were ordered to fire only as a last resort.
- The initial cloud of tear gas had hardly cleared before shots were fired.
- He fired six shots at the target, but his aim was terrible, and he missed all of them.
- The rebels were firing anti-tank rockets.
- The soldiers have been ordered to desist from firing their guns.
fire verb (REMOVE FROM A JOB)
- He started feeling paranoid and was convinced his boss was going to fire him.
- They have the power to hire and fire managers.
- They fired him when they found out he had a criminal record.
- He's lucky that he wasn't fired.
- After years of loyal service, his boss gave him the shaft by firing him just before he would have qualified for a pension.
fire verb (EXCITE)
fire verb (HEAT)