Definition Of fire


a burning sensation in the body.

the whiskey lit a fire in the back of his throat

bake or dry (pottery, bricks, etc.) in a kiln.

The factory uses combined electricity and coal-fired kilns for firing the bricks.

combustion or burning, in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and typically give out bright light, heat, and smoke.

his house was destroyed by fire

discharge a gun or other weapon in order to explosively propel (a bullet or projectile).

he fired a shot at the retreating prisoners

dismiss (an employee) from a job.

having to fire men who've been with me for years

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Example Of fire

  • fire me over that pen

  • fire spreads quickly

  • a fire at a hotel

  • a fire sign

  • a burst of machine-gun fire

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