fire–breathing

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adjective fire–breath·ing \-ˌbrē-thiŋ\

Definition of fire–breathing

  1. :  intimidatingly or violently aggressive in speech and manner <a fire–breathing orator>

fire–breather

\-thər\ noun

1933

First Known Use of fire–breathing

1933


FIRE–BREATHING Defined for English Language Learners

fire–breathing

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adjective fire–breath·ing \-ˌbrē-thiŋ\

Definition of fire–breathing for English Language Learners

  • : able to produce a stream of fire from the mouth

  • : very angry and emotional in speech, manner, or behavior


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