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fire

fire

 
 
pronunciation:
faIr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
catch fire, on fire
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part of speech: verb
inflections: fired, fires, firing
definition 1: to shoot.
Don't fire that gun!
synonyms:
discharge, shoot
definition 2: to let go or dismiss from a job.
The boss fired him for always being late to work.
synonyms:
discharge, dismiss
antonyms:
hire
similar words:
dump
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the heat, light, and flames made when something burns.
Fire destroyed their home.
 
synonyms:
flames
similar words:
energy, glow, heat, light
definition 2: an instance of burning, as in a stove or furnace or as something that destroys other things.
We lit a fire in the fireplace.There was a big fire at that old warehouse.
 
definition 3: an instance of burning that harms or destroys.
There was a fire at the library last night.
 
phrase: catch fire
phrase: on fire
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