return fire

Definition of return fire

  1. :  to shoot back at someone When the suspect started shooting, the police were forced to return fire.

Word by Word Definitions

returnplay
  1. :  to go back or come back again

    :  to go back in thought, practice, or condition :  revert

    :  to pass back to an earlier possessor

  1. :  the act of coming back to or from a place or condition

    :  a regular or frequent returning :  recurrence

    :  the delivery of a legal order (such as a writ) to the proper officer or court

  1. :  having or formed by a change of direction

    :  doubled on itself

    :  played, delivered, or given in return

fireplay
  1. :  the phenomenon of combustion manifested in light, flame, and heat

    :  one of the four elements of the alchemists

    :  burning passion :  ardor

  1. :  to set on fire :  kindle

    :  ignite

    :  to give life or spirit to :  inspire


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