- (n.) fire, firing (the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy) "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
- (n.) discharge, firing, firing off (the act of discharging a gun)
- (n.) ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation (the act of setting something on fire)
- (n.) dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking (the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart))
- (v.) open fire, fire (start firing a weapon)
- (v.) fire, discharge (cause to go off) "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"
- (v.) fire (bake in a kiln so as to harden) "fire pottery"
- (v.) displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate (terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position) "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
- (v.) fire, discharge, go off (go off or discharge) "The gun fired"
- (v.) fire (drive out or away by or as if by fire) "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"
- (v.) arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)) "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
- (v.) burn, fire, burn down (destroy by fire) "They burned the house and his diaries"
- (v.) fuel, fire (provide with fuel) "Oil fires the furnace"
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