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fire drill

noun [C] uk   us  
the set of actions that should be performed in order to safely leave a building, such as an office, factory, or school, when it is on fire, or an occasion when this is practised
Translations of “fire drill”
in Chinese (Traditional) 火災逃生法, 消防演習…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火灾逃生法, 消防演习…
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