fire away


fired away; firing away; fires away

intransitive verb

: to speak without hesitation
usually used as an imperative

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fixed-wing aircraft dropped retardant on the vegetation backing up to the homes to keep the fire away. Hannah Frystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2022 So, fire away! Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 13 Dec. 2021 This season’s stronger, more confident Curry has to have license to fire away. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Nov. 2021 The solution might be to double-team the post from the wing, leaving shooters and daring the Aztecs to fire away. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2023 But Enfield encouraged him to shake off the misses, to keep firing away. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2023 In any case the mesh is an effective missile sponge, diverting anti-aircraft fire away from piloted aircraft. David Hambling, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 After years of funneling offense through a super-sized frontcourt, USC is thinking smaller this season, with plans to rely more on four-guard lineups to spread the floor, pick up the pace and, most importantly, fire away from deep. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2022 Meanwhile, favorable winds and weather continued to push the state’s biggest fire away from several villages on the Yukon River. Anchorage Daily News, 16 June 2022 See More

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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 30 May. 2023.

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