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Noun
A destructive burning of something
“A forest fire is sweeping across the country.”
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The shooting of projectiles from weapons, such as bullets from guns
“We took cover in the bunker to protect ourselves from heavy enemy fire.”
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Fervent or passionate emotion or enthusiasm
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“There was a fire in him that would drive him towards success.”
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Strong criticism or antagonism
“Most of your fire should be directed at Stephanie's lawyer for his poor decisions.”
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A domestic heating appliance that uses electricity or gas as fuel
“She kept the fire low to conserve energy.”
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A state of being bright and radiant, splendor, brilliance
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An open hearth for holding a fire at the base of a chimney
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Destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war
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A very unpleasant and prolonged experience
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An oven or furnace or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, calcining or drying anything
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A light or other visible object serving as a signal, warning, or guide at sea, on an airfield, etc
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An act or instance of tossing something
Verb
To cause to burn or catch fire
“Even the wood used to fire the stove is from sustainable forests.”
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To shoot or discharge a projectile, pulse or stream via a weapon or device
“He would regularly go to the shooting range to fire his gun as practice.”
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To send through the air via physical force or acceleration
“The team that can fire a pumpkin the farthest with their catapult wins!”
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To suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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“They don't fire the imagination or arouse the passions like the aristocratic love of honor.”
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To discharge from a job or position
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“The administration had no choice but to fire Jimmy for his incompetence.”
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To move (a switch or lever) so as to operate a device
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(of an engine) To fire and start running
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Do away with
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Move in spurts as though driven by a pump
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To hold or engage the attention of
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To light up
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To burst, or cause to burst, due to internal pressure
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To cause an increase in temperature of an object or space
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To act or move something with great urgency or haste
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