firefight Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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firefightnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfaɪə.faɪt/  us   /ˈfaɪr-/
a ​fight, often ​unexpected, between ​opposinggroups of ​soldiers in which they ​shoot at each other: The ​opposingunitsopenedfiresimultaneously at ​closerange and a 15-minute firefight ​ensued.

firefightverb [I]

uk   /ˈfaɪə.faɪt/  us   /ˈfaɪr-/
UK (US put out fires) to ​spendtime on ​problems that need to be ​dealt with ​quickly, ​instead of ​working in a ​calm, ​planned way: Will the new ​manager be ​able to do anything other than firefight?
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