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Definition of fired

1 : using a specified fuel usually used in combination an oil-fired power planta wood-fired pizza oven
2 : having been processed by heating in a kiln fired and handpainted stoneware The body is more like cement than clay, but useful in achieving the surfaces I seek, and the fired clay is remarkably lightweight and strong.Ceramics Monthly
3 : dismissed from a job You're fired! They said Metro has failed to provide the fired employees and the union with a detailed explanation of the allegations.— Fredrick Kunkle

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Recent Examples on the Web Further information — including how long Essex was a deputy; what his last assignment was; whether he’s been placed on leave, fired or other action taken; and details about the tip that sparked the investigation — was not available Friday night. Gregory Yeestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2022 Monday brought the latest chapter in the clash of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and Rebekah Jones, a fired health department worker who last month was recognized as a whistleblower under state law. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 Those confrontations included protesters trying to block the caravan by standing in front of cars, objects thrown, and paintballs fired and chemical sprays unleashed from passing trucks. oregonlive, 3 Sep. 2020 The two groups sparred for more than two hours, as people exchanged blows, fired paintballs at each other and blasted chemicals indiscriminately into the crowd. Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2020 The Minneapolis Police Department declined to confirm or comment on the additional charges against the fired officers. Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2020 The fired officer, Derek Chauvin, faces murder and manslaughter charges. oregonlive, 2 June 2020 Aside from the two fired officers, the other three officers are now on desk-duty pending further determination of what, if any, disciplinary appropriate should be taken against them, Bottoms said during a press conference on Sunday. Amir Vera, CNN, 1 June 2020 According to reports out of Minneapolis, both Floyd and Derek Chauvin, the fired police officer who was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter Friday in connection with Floyd’s death, worked as bouncers at El Nuevo Rodeo, a nightclub. Tim Carman,, 30 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of fired

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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