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fire

noun

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1 a destructive burning
  • a number of suspicious fires in the neighborhood recently

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3 a test of faith, patience, or strength
  • asked to be sent to the front lines, as he was eager to prove himself in the fire of battle

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fire

verb

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1 to cause (a projectile) to be driven forward with force
  • police officers firing rubber bullets

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2 to cause a weapon to release a missile with great force
  • soldiers fired at the enemy in panic-stricken disorder

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4 to let go from office, service, or employment
  • fired the secretary for incompetence

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5 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm
  • fired a pass to the running back

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6 to set (something) on fire
  • lit some kindling before attempting to fire the logs

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The first known use of fire was before the 12th century

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“Fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fire. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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