fire off

  • 1 fire off — (something) to write and send something quickly. He fired off an e mail to his publisher …

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  • 2 fire off — I. transitive verb : to complete the firing of (a kiln) II. transitive verb : to write and send usually in haste or anger fired off a memo * * * fire off [phrasal verb] fire (something) off or fire off (something …

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  • 3 fire off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms fire off : present tense I/you/we/they fire off he/she/it fires off present participle firing off past tense fired off past participle fired off 1) to quickly send a message or give instructions I sat down and …

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  • 4 fire off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you fire off a shot, you send a bullet or other missile from a gun. [V P n (not pron)] A gunman fired off a volley of shots into the air... [V P n (not pron)] Cecil now began to panic and fired off two distress rockets. [V n P] …

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  • 5 fire off — phr verb Fire off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑email …

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  • 6 fire off — Discharge, fire …

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  • 7 fire off — transitive verb Date: 1888 to write and send usually in haste or anger < fired off a memo > …

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  • 8 fire off — verb To perform a task rapidly, often unexpectedly. No sooner had I replied to his first question, than he fired off another one …

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  • 9 fire off something — fire off (something) to write and send something quickly. He fired off an e mail to his publisher …

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  • 10 fire — Synonyms and related words: abandon, afflatus, afire, aflame, aggressiveness, agitate, aim at, air, air dry, alight, anhydrate, animate, animating spirit, animation, animus, annoy, antiaircraft fire, ardency, ardent, ardor, arouse, aroused, atom …

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  • 11 fire — fire1 W1S1 [faıə US faır] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(flames that destroy things)¦ 2¦(flames for heating/cooking etc)¦ 3¦(heating equipment)¦ 4¦(shooting)¦ 5¦(be attacked)¦ 6¦(emotion)¦ 7 fire in your belly 8¦(sick/injured)¦ 9 light a fire under somebody …

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  • 12 fire — firer, n. /fuyeur/, n., v., fired, firing. n. 1. a state, process, or instance of combustion in which fuel or other material is ignited and combined with oxygen, giving off light, heat, and flame. 2. a burning mass of material, as on a hearth or… …

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  • 13 fire — 1 noun 1 BURNING (U) the flames, light and heat produced when something burns: The warehouse was completely destroyed by fire. | be on fire (=be burning): The house is on fire! | catch fire/catch on fire (=start to burn): Mary knocked the candle… …

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  • 14 fire — fire1 [ faır ] noun *** ▸ 1 uncontrolled burning ▸ 2 controlled burning ▸ 3 shooting with gun ▸ 4 strong feeling ▸ 5 equipment for heating ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count or uncount flames and heat from something that is burning in an uncontrolled way:… …

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  • 15 fire — [[t]faɪər[/t]] n. v. fired, fir•ing 1) chem. a state, process, or instance of combustion in which fuel or other material is ignited and combined with oxygen, giving off light, heat, and flame 2) a burning mass of material, as on a hearth or in a… …

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  • 16 fire — I [[t]fa͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] BURNING, HEAT, OR ENTHUSIASM ♦♦ fires, firing, fired (Please look at category 18 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) N UNCOUNT Fire is the hot, bright flames produced by things… …

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  • 17 fire */*/*/ — I UK [ˈfaɪə(r)] / US [faɪr] noun Word forms fire : singular fire plural fires 1) [countable/uncountable] flames and heat from something that is burning in an uncontrolled way The school was badly damaged by fire. Three children died in a fire at… …

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  • 18 fire — n 1. combustion, ignition, spark, flame, blaze, conflagration, holocaust; cooking fire, bonfire, wildfire, forest fire. 2. light, flashing light, glow, luminosity, luminous appearance, illumination; incandescence, fiery display, sparkle,… …

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  • 19 fire sth off — UK US fire sth off Phrasal Verb with fire({{}}/faɪər/ verb [T] (UK ALSO sack) INFORMAL ► COMMUNICATIONS to quickly write and send a message, letter, etc.: »He can fire off an email with a question and usually get an answer within a few hours.… …

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  • 20 fire — I. n. 1. Combustion, intense heat. 2. Burning fuel, burning of fuel, heap of burning fuel. 3. Conflagration. 4. Firing, discharge of fire arms, discharges. 5. Heat, ardor, fervor, impetuosity, violence, force, passion, fervency, intensity,… …

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