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Fire \Fire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fired; p. pr. & vb. n. Fring.]

  1. To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile.

  2. To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to fire pottery.

  3. To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge.

    Love had fired my mind.

  4. To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the genius of a young man.

  5. To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler.

  6. To light up as if by fire; to illuminate.

    [The sun] fires the proud tops of the eastern pines.

  7. To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to fire a rifle, pistol, or cannon; to fire cannon balls, rockets, etc.

  8. To drive by fire. [Obs.]

    Till my bad angel fire my good one out.

  9. (Far.) To cauterize.

  10. to dismiss from employment, a post, or other job; to cause (a person) to cease being an employee; -- of a person. The act of firing is usually performed by that person's supervisor or employer. ``You can't fire me! I quit!'' To fire up,

    1. to light up the fires of, as of an engine; also, figuratively, to start up any machine.

    2. to render enthusiastic; -- of people.

  1. let go from a job v

  2. (en-past of: fire)


adj. having lost your job [syn: discharged, dismissed, laid-off, pink-slipped]

Fired (film)

Fired is a 2010 Indian horror film starring Rahul Bose and Militza Radmilovic. It is the feature film debut of director Sajit Warrier and premiered at the Cannes Marché du Film on 12 May 2010.

Usage examples of "fired".

Chemical rockets in the nose fired to slow it, dirty ablation smoke was pouring out of all ninety-six brake drums.

 Naxid missiles, Martinez realized, accelerated to relativistic velocities outside the system, then fired through the wormhole along the route they knew Chenforce had to take.

The train steamed into the advancing Boer army, was fired upon, tried to escape, found the rails blocked behind it, and upset.

The alguazil of the Holy Office was in the very act of setting the gyves upon my legs when the first shot was fired, followed almost at once by a fusillade.

As Argent moved into the cramped cab area, the kidnapper riding shotgun fired his Manhunter from point-blank range.

Before the body fell, Argent fired again as another man moved around the corpse.

They all shouted, and the Armorer fired a volley of 9 mm rounds from the Uzi, tearing the quivering leaves off the trees.

He had just left the king, who was playing at tennis, and was walking homewards with two or three gentlemen, when an arquebus was fired from a house not far from his own.

At least some of that many normal arquebus would have had their priming soaked during the crossing, but all of these weapons fired successfully into the mass of pirates hammering at the shield wall.

Then there was a loud explosion as an arquebus was fired, the bullet crashing through the door.

The latest salvo in the struggle for the soul of broadcast television-if not human civilization-and the faceless monster calling himself Captain Audion has been fired.

Lollee, seeing Et Avian down and about to be mauled, fired the blaster at the attacking bear, cutting it in two, just as a second bear rammed him against the bore of a pine.

Sha knew it was a useless gesture, but he fired his last bazooka rocket at it anyway, and the enemy pilot dodged it with ease.

The enemy assumed a defensive posture as Amuro closed in and raised its bazooka as if to fire, but Amuro fired his beam rifle first and scored a direct hit.

Since the colony port was nearly four hundred meters in diameter, he fired two rockets from his bazooka as cover before entering and then, without waiting for the explosion to clear, plunged inside.