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a directed propelling of a missile by a firearm or artillery piece
  • found a flaw in the gun's firing

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present participle of fire

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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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3 to give life, vigor, or spirit to
  • a school outing to the natural history museum fired his imagination, and he grew up to become an eminent paleontologist

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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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The first known use of firing was in the 14th century

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“Firing.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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