draw fire

Definition of draw fire

  1. :  to attract angry criticism The principal's remarks have drawn fire from both parents and teachers.

Word by Word Definitions

drawplay
  1. :  to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance :  pull : such as

    :  to move (something, such as a covering) over or to one side

    :  to pull up or out of a receptacle or place where seated or carried

  1. :  the act or process of drawing (see 1draw) : such as

    :  a sucking pull on something held with the lips

    :  a removal of a handgun from its holster

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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