fire verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “fire” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
(Definition of fire verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
faith school

a school that is financially supported by a particular religious group, usually for children from that religion

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More