open fire Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"open fire" in British English

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open firenoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​fire that you ​lightoutside, for ​example to ​cook on, or a ​fire in a ​space in a ​wall of a ​building, with a chimney to take the ​smoke away: The ​campersroastedmarshmallows over an ​openfire. chestnutsroasting on an ​openfire UK an open fireplace : Both ​rooms have an ​openfire.
(Definition of open fire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"open fire" in American English

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open fire

startshooting a ​gun: Do not open ​fire until you ​hear the ​command.
(Definition of open fire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “open fire”
in Chinese (Simplified) 壁炉, 壁炉里的炉火…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壁爐, 壁爐裡的爐火…
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