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Adjective: fired  fI(-u)rd
  1. Having lost your job
    - discharged, dismissed, laid-off, pink-slipped
Verb: fire  fI(-u)r
  1. Start firing a weapon
    - open fire
  2. Cause to go off
    "fire a bullet"; "fire a gun";
    - discharge
  3. (cooking) bake in a kiln so as to harden
    "fire pottery"
  4. Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    "The boss fired his secretary today";
    - displace, give notice, can [N. Amer, informal], dismiss, give the axe [informal], send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate
  5. Go off or discharge
    "The gun fired";
    - discharge, go off
  6. Drive out or away by or as if by fire
    "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold scepticism"
  7. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    - arouse, elicit, enkindle [literary], kindle, evoke, raise, provoke
  8. Destroy by fire
    - burn, burn down
  9. Provide as a source of energy or heat
    "Oil fires the furnace";
    - fuel
  10. (physiology) generate an electrical impulse
    "the neurons fired fast"
  11. Become ignited
    "The furnace wouldn't fire";
    - flame up
  12. Start or maintain a fire in
    "fire the furnace";
    - light, ignite

See also: unemployed

Type of: bake, blast, chase away, create, destroy, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, furnish, generate, make, offer, provide, remove, render, ruin, run off, shoot, supply, turn back

Encyclopedia: Fired

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