- n the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
- n the act of discharging a gun
- n the act of setting something on fire
- n the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
- v start firing a weapon
- v cause to go off
- v bake in a kiln so as to harden
- v terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
- v go off or discharge
- v drive out or away by or as if by fire
- v call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
- v destroy by fire
- v provide with fuel
- He told of Green Shirt ruffians ranging through the ghetto of Bucharest, firing shops and synagogues, shooting Jews and Christians who refused to join the fun, beating some .
- A helicopter swoops ahead, firing a Hellfire missile at the insurgent position to help clear Blue Platoon's path.
- At a minimum, he has handed an extraordinary amount of authority, particularly over hiring and firing, to young, lightly credentialed and fiercely partisan aides who appear to have .
- Benjamin Netanyahu in Politics Daily (blog)
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...
- Erik Prince in Washington Post
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."
- John Howard in FOXNews
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.