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cease fire

Definition of cease fire

formal

  1. :  to stop shooting weapons <The soldiers were ordered to cease fire.>



Word by Word Definitions

ceaseplay
  1. :  to cause to come to an end especially gradually :  no longer continue

    :  to come to an end

    :  to bring an activity or action to an end :  discontinue

  1. :  cessation

fireplay
  1. :  the phenomenon of combustion manifested in light, flame, and heat

    :  one of the four elements of the alchemists

    :  burning passion :  ardor

  1. :  to set on fire :  kindle

    :  ignite

    :  to give life or spirit to :  inspire


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