Meaning of “fire” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /faɪər/
GUN [ I, T ]

B2 to shoot a bullet from a gun:

She fired three shots at him.

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JOB [ T ] informal

B2 to tell someone they must leave their job:

[ often passive ] I was fired for being late.
fire sb's imagination

to make someone very excited or interested in something

fire questions at sb

to ask someone questions quickly one after the other

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(Definition of “fire verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)