exchange fire

idiom

: to shoot at each other
He and the police officer exchanged fire.

Examples of exchange fire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But soon after the mission got underway, Israeli soldiers and militants began to exchange fire, according to eyewitness accounts and statements from the Israeli military. Benjamin Brown, CNN, 11 June 2024 While the details of exactly how the exchange fire began remain unclear, at least one Egyptian soldier was killed. James Hider, NPR, 28 May 2024 Israeli forces and Hezbollah militants continued to exchange fire across the border with Lebanon. Andrew jeong, Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2024 Another died along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon, where soldiers exchange fire with Hezbollah militants on a near-daily basis. Shira Rubin, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2024 Fears persisted over the weekend that the war in Gaza could spread to a second front or more. Israel and armed groups in Lebanon continued to exchange fire on Saturday. Vivian Yee, New York Times, 21 Oct. 2023 Upon arriving in Syria, U.S. forces quickly began to exchange fire with groups other than ISIS and al Qaeda. Brian Finucane, Foreign Affairs, 11 Jan. 2022 Prigozhin’s column entering Rostov appears to have elicited an exchange fire late Friday evening. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 27 June 2023 In the hallway, Torres and Diaz exchange fire while Silva sneaks into the hotel room. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 19 Apr. 2022

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“Exchange fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exchange%20fire. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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