Meaning of “fire drill” in the English Dictionary

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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)

"fire drill" in Business English

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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)

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