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fire drillnoun [C]

/ˈfɑɪər ˌdrɪl/
an occasion when people practice what they must do to leave a burning building safely
(Definition of fire drill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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fire drillnoun [C]

uk   us   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)
Translations of “fire drill”
in Chinese (Simplified) 火灾逃生法, 消防演习…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火災逃生法, 消防演習…
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