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fire

verb
 
 
/faɪər/
GUN [I, T] B2 to shoot a bullet from a gun: She fired three shots at him.Handguns and riflesAiming and aimHand weapons
JOB [T] informal B2 to tell someone they must leave their job: [often passive] I was fired for being late.Firing staff and being fired
fire sb's imagination to make someone very excited or interested in somethingInspiration and inspiringMaking people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring
fire questions at sb to ask someone questions quickly one after the otherQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
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