fire away


fired away; firing away; fires away

intransitive verb

: to speak without hesitation
usually used as an imperative

Examples of fire away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The team from Provo, Utah isn’t shy about launching it from deep, firing away at the fourth-highest rate in the country. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 27 Feb. 2024 So Schroder apparently thought Conley and Co. should’ve eaten a shot clock violation rather than firing away as if that’s the obvious protocol in such situations. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, 25 Feb. 2024 Olli Määttä fired away, only to have his attempt blocked by Jesper Fast. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 20 Jan. 2024 Zach Edey controlled the paint, Purdue fired away from behind the arc and IU staggered into halftime down 51-29. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Jan. 2024 As Minaj fired away on X, #Bigfoot became a trending topic. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 29 Jan. 2024 Trump, for his part, has shifted some of his fire away from DeSantis and toward Haley as the latter has surged in New Hampshire. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, 9 Jan. 2024 The unfamiliarity of firing away in the endless air of an NFL stadium? Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Oct. 2023 But much like in the first set, Medvedev kept firing away, finding enough crazy angles and lines to get control. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fire away was in 1756

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Cite this Entry

“Fire away.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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