firing firing  /ˈfaɪ rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
  2. (n) the act of discharging a gun
  3. (n) the act of setting something on fire
  4. (n) the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

Usage(s):

  1. A helicopter swoops ahead, firing a Hellfire missile at the insurgent position to help clear Blue Platoon's path.
  2. PCF-44s crew had been firing at thatched huts on their way out of the canal, and the reports of their own guns had muffled those of the shots being fired at them.
  3. As Washington awaits a document dump that could lead the Administration to dump the Attorney General, more questions arise about the specifics of one firing.

News

  1. CHARGED: 14-year-old arrested for firing gun, trying to break into school

    A teen was recently arrested for firing shots at a 47-year-old man last month.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WECT 6 Wilmington

  2. Raleigh man shot after firing gun at state police officer

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Raleigh County was shot by a State Police officer after firing his weapon at him Wednesday evening. Cpl. J. D. Cooper, of the Hinton Detachment, responded to a complaint of a man shooting in the River Road area of Raleigh Coun...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Charleston Daily Mail

  3. Man charged for firing gun outside Evanston school

    An Evanston man has been charged with firing gunshots Tuesday afternoon in the front yard of a residence across from Evanston Township High School.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX News Chicago

Quotes

  1. "We'll have to have very strong security arrangements so that the areas that we vacate do not turn into Iranian strongholds for firing rockets and sending terrorists against us," he said on the ABC program "Good Morning America," noting that...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: Politics Daily (blog)

  2. "Beyond firing him for breaking the rules, withholding any funds we can, we can't flog him," Prince said of the intoxicated Blackwater guard. "We can't incarcerate him. We can't do anything beyond that."
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: Erik Prince Source: Washington Post

  3. "The possibility of Australian and Fijian troops firing on each other in the streets of Suva was not a prospect that I for a moment thought desirable," Howard told a news conference in Canberra.
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: John Howard Source: FOXNews

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