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fire verb

ADV. blindly, wildly She fired blindly into the mass of shadows. | wide Whitlock purposely fired wide. | back | off They fired off a volley of shots.

VERB + FIRE be ready to He grabbed the shotgun and levelled it, ready to fire if anyone entered. | order sb to He ordered the troops to fire over the heads of the crowd.

PREP. at She fired a revolver at her attacker. | into He fired the gun into the air. | on/upon The police fired on protesters in the city centre.