fire

I
n.
destructive burning

1) to set, start a fire; to set fire to (they set fire to the barn)

2) to catch fire (the house caught fire)

3) to contain; extinguish, put out; stamp out a fire; to bring a fire under control

4) a raging, roaring fire

5) a brush; electrical; forest fire

6) a fire breaks out; burns; goes out; smoulders; spreads (the fire burned out of control for two hours)

7) on fire (the house was on fire)

burning, combustion

8) to build, kindle, light, make a fire; to strike fire

9) to fuel; poke, stir; stoke a fire

10) to bank; douse, extinguish, put out a fire

11) a fire burns

12) (misc.) the fire is out; the glow of a fire

shooting

13) to commence, open fire (to open fire on the enemy)

14) to exchange fire (with the enemy)

15) to call down fire on

16) to attract, draw fire

17) to cease fire (cease fire!); to hold one's fire

18) concentrated, fierce, heavy, murderous; cross; harassing; hostile; incoming; interdictory; rapid fire

19) artillery; automatic; machine-gun; rifle; semiautomatic; small-arms fire

20) under fire (also fig.)

21) (misc.) the baptism of fire

misc.

22) to play with fire ('to take a risk'); to fight fire with fire ('to use extreme measures as a counterattack'); to set the Thames (BE)/the world on fire ('to be very successful')

II
v.

1) to fire point-blank

2) (B) the quarterback fired a pass to an end

3) (D; intr., tr.) to fire at (he fired at me; he fired his pistol at me)

4) (D; intr., tr.) to fire into (to fire into the air; to fire into a crowd)

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['faɪə]
bums
douse
draw fire
electrical
extinguish
fierce
forest fire
goes out
harassing
heavy
incoming
interdictory
kindle
machine-gun
make a fire
murderous
put out a fire
rapid fire
roaring fire
semiautomatic
small-arms fire
smoulders
stamp out a fire
start a fire
stoke a fire
the glow of a fire
to bring a fire under control
to hold one's fire
to strike fire
to set the Thames (BE) /the world on fire ('to be very successful')
to fight fire with fire ('to use extreme measures as a counterattack')
spreads (the fire burned out of control for two hours)
to set fire to (they set fire to the barn)
open fire (to open fire on the enemy)
(B) the quarterback fired a pass to an end
(misc.) the baptism of fire
(misc.) the fire is out
['burning, combustion'] to build
['destructive burning'] to set
['shooting'] to commence
a brush
a raging
a fire breaks out
a fire burns
concentrated
to attract
to bank
to call down fire on
to contain
to fuel
to fire point-blank
['misc. '] to play with fire ('to take a risk')
under fire (also fig.)
to cease fire (cease fire!)
(D; intr., tr.) to fire at (he fired at me; he fired his pistol at me)
to catch fire (the house caught fire)
on fire (the house was on fire)
(D; intr., tr.) to fire into (to fire into the air; to fire into a crowd)
to exchange fire (with the enemy)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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