fire+off

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

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  • 2fire 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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  • 3fire 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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  • 4fire 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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  • 5fire off — phr verb Fire off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑email …

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  • 6fire off something — fire off (something) to write and send something quickly. He fired off an e mail to his publisher …

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  • 7fire off — Discharge, fire …

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  • 8fire off — transitive verb Date: 1888 to write and send usually in haste or anger < fired off a memo > …

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  • 9fire 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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  • 10fire — 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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  • 11fire — 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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  • 12fire — 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&#8230; …

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  • 13fire — 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&#8230; …

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  • 14fire — 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:&#8230; …

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  • 15fire — 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&#8230; …

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  • 16fire — [[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&#8230; …

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