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under fire

Definition of under fire

  1. 1 :  being shot at <The civilians panicked when they realized they were under fire.> <As a soldier he showed extraordinary skill and courage under fire.>

  2. 2 :  exposed to criticism :  being criticized <He is under fire for his political views.>



Word by Word Definitions

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  facing or protruding downward

    :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

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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