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fire as in the event of something burning (often destructive)
  • "they lost everything in the fire"
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fire as in the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
  • "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"
  • "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

Synonyms

  • firing the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; the act of discharging a gun ; the act of setting something on fire ; the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
fire as in the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
  • "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"

Synonyms

  • flame the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; shine with a sudden light; be in flames or aflame; criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium
  • flaming the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; informal intensifiers; very intense
fire as in a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning
  • "they sat by the fire and talked"
fire as in once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
    fire as in feelings of great warmth and intensity
    • "he spoke with great ardor"

    Synonyms

    • ardor a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); intense feeling of love ; feelings of great warmth and intensity
    • ardour a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); intense feeling of love ; feelings of great warmth and intensity
    • fervor feelings of great warmth and intensity; the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    • fervour the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; feelings of great warmth and intensity
    • fervency feelings of great warmth and intensity
    • fervidness feelings of great warmth and intensity
    fire as in fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking
    • "put the kettle on the fire"
    • "barbecue over an open fire"
    fire as in a severe trial
    • "he went through fire and damnation"
    fire as in intense adverse criticism
    • "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"
    • "the government has come under attack"
    • "don't give me any flak"

    Synonyms

    • attack launch an attack or assault on; attack in speech or writing; take the initiative and go on the offensive; attack someone physically or emotionally; set to work upon; begin to injure; (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); an offensive move in a sport or game; intense adverse criticism; ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; the act of attacking; a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase ; a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent); strong criticism
    • flak a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer ; intense adverse criticism; artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
    • flack a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer ; intense adverse criticism; artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
    • blast a very long fly ball ; a sudden very loud noise ; a strong current of air; an explosion (as of dynamite) ; a highly pleasurable or exciting experience; intense adverse criticism; make a strident sound; hit hard; use explosives on; apply a draft or strong wind to to; create by using explosives; make with or as if with an explosion; fire a shot; criticize harshly or violently; shatter as if by explosion ; shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly
    fire as in start firing a weapon

      Synonyms

      • open fire start firing a weapon
      fire as in cause to go off
      • "fire a gun"
      • "fire a bullet"

      Synonyms

      • discharge the sudden giving off of energy ; the act of venting ; a substance that is emitted or released ; any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field ; the pouring forth of a fluid ; the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) ; a formal written statement of relinquishment ; the act of discharging a gun ; complete or carry out; pour forth or release; free from obligations or duties ; remove the charge from ; go off or discharge; pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; eliminate (a substance); remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave; cause to go off; release from military service ; become empty or void of its content
      fire as in bake in a kiln so as to harden
      • "fire pottery"
      fire as in terminate the employment of
      • "discharge from an office or position"
      • "The boss fired his secretary today"
      • "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

      Synonyms

      • displace cause to move, usually with force or pressure; take the place of or have precedence over; terminate the employment of; cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
      • give notice terminate the employment of; inform (somebody) of something
      • can preserve in a can or tin; terminate the employment of; airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc. ; the quantity contained in a can ; a buoy with a round bottom and conical top ; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination ; a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
      • dismiss bar from attention or consideration; cease to consider; stop associating with; terminate the employment of; end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave; declare void
      • give the axe terminate the employment of; terminate a relationship abruptly
      • send away stop associating with; terminate the employment of
      • sack plunder (a town) after capture; terminate the employment of; make as a net profit; put in a sack; a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases ; an enclosed space; the quantity contained in a sack ; any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry) ; a woman's full loose hiplength jacket ; a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist ; the plundering of a place by an army or mob; the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
      • force out a putout of a base runner who is required to run; force to leave (an office) ; terminate the employment of; force or drive out; press, force, or thrust out of a small space; expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process; cause to come out in a squirt; force with the thumb; emit or cause to move with force of effort
      • give the sack terminate the employment of
      • terminate bring to an end or halt; have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; be the end of; terminate the employment of
      fire as in go off or discharge
      • "The gun fired"

      Synonyms

      • discharge the sudden giving off of energy ; the act of venting ; a substance that is emitted or released ; any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field ; the pouring forth of a fluid ; the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) ; a formal written statement of relinquishment ; the act of discharging a gun ; complete or carry out; pour forth or release; free from obligations or duties ; remove the charge from ; go off or discharge; pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; eliminate (a substance); remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave; cause to go off; release from military service ; become empty or void of its content
      • go off run away; be discharged or activated; go off or discharge; stop running, functioning, or operating; happen in a particular manner; burst inward
      fire as in drive out or away by or as if by fire
      • "The soldiers were fired"
      • "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"
      fire as in call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
      • "arouse pity"
      • "raise a smile"
      • "evoke sympathy"

      Synonyms

      • arouse call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); stop sleeping; summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; cause to be alert and energetic; cause to become awake or conscious; to begin moving; stimulate sexually
      • elicit call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); derive by reason
      • enkindle cause to start burning; call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
      • kindle catch fire; cause to start burning; call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
      • evoke call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); evoke or provoke to appear or occur; deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; call to mind
      • raise the amount a salary is increased; an upward slope or grade (as in a road); increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); the act of raising something; raise the level or amount of something; raise from a lower to a higher position; cause to be heard or known; collect funds for a specific purpose; cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; look after a child until it is an adult; summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; move upwards; construct, build, or erect; call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise; raise in rank or condition; increase; give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; cause to puff up with a leaven; bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level ; bet more than the previous player ; cause to assemble or enlist in the military; put forward for consideration or discussion; pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; activate or stir up; establish radio communications with; multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3 ; bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project; invigorate or heighten; put an end to; cause to become alive again
      • provoke call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); evoke or provoke to appear or occur; provide the needed stimulus for ; annoy continually or chronically
      fire as in destroy by fire
      • "They burned the house and his diaries"

      Synonyms

      • burn pain that feels hot as if it were on fire ; a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun ; an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation ; a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body) ; damage inflicted by fire ; destroy by fire; shine intensely, as if with heat; undergo combustion; cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; cause to burn or combust; feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; cause to undergo combustion; execute by tying to a stake and setting alight; spend (significant amounts of money); feel hot or painful; burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun ; create by duplicating data; use up (energy); damage by burning with heat, fire, or radiation
      • burn down burn completely; destroy by fire
      fire as in provide with fuel
      • "Oil fires the furnace"

      Synonyms

      • fuel a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; provide with a combustible substance that provides energy; provide with fuel; take in fuel, as of a ship; stimulate
      fire as in generate an electrical impulse
      • "the neurons fired fast"
      fire as in become ignited
      • "The furnace wouldn't fire"

      Synonyms

      • flame up burn brightly; become ignited
      fire as in start or maintain a fire in
      • "fire the furnace"

      Synonyms

      • light with few burdens; make lighter or brighter; begin to smoke; to come to rest, settle; cause to start burning; fall to somebody by assignment or lot; alight from (a horse) ; start or maintain a fire in; (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; any device serving as a source of illumination; a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; the quality of being luminous; an illuminated area; a condition of spiritual awareness; the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; a person regarded very fondly; having abundant light or illumination; mental understanding as an enlightening experience; merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; public awareness; a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul ; a visual warning signal; a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; of comparatively little physical weight or density; (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; of the military or industry; not great in degree or quantity or number; psychologically light; characterized by or emitting light; (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress; easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; moving easily and quickly; demanding little effort; of little intensity or power or force; (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; weak and likely to lose consciousness; very thin and insubstantial; marked by temperance in indulgence; less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; having little importance; intended primarily as entertainment; silly or trivial; designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; having relatively few calories; (of sleep) easily disturbed; casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
      • ignite cause to start burning; start to burn or burst into flames; arouse or excite feelings and passions; start or maintain a fire in

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