fire

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfaɪər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/faɪr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fīər)


Inflections of 'fire' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
fires
v 3rd person singular
firing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
fired
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
fired
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

fire

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [a house, a forest, an electrical] fire
  2. the [house, school, building] is on fire
  3. the [house] was set on fire (by)
  4. the [house] started on fire
  5. the [house] caught (on) fire
  6. set fire to a [house]
  7. is a fire [down the street, in the neighborhood]
  8. the fire was started by
  9. the fire is [under, beyond, out of] control
  10. the fire [spread, extended] to (nearby villages)
  11. the fire raged all [night, day]
  12. who started this fire?
  13. [light, put out, extinguish, quench] the fire
  14. she certainly lights my fire!
  15. throw [logs, wood, paper, coal] onto the fire
  16. a camp fire
  17. [sing, sit] around the fire
  18. [sing, warm yourself] by the fire
  19. cook over an open fire
  20. my [tongue, skin, mouth] is on fire!
  21. my eyes are on fire!
  22. slang: I'm on fire [right now, tonight]!
  23. the [troops, police] are under fire (from)
  24. came under fire (from)
  25. (under) [enemy, friendly, fighter] fire
  26. was [killed, wounded] by friendly fire
  27. was under fire for [two hours] (by)
  28. under fire by [terrorists, the enemy]
  29. [was, had] a fire in his eyes
n as adj
  1. fire and rescue crew
  2. the fire [department, station]
  3. fire [protection, prevention, safety]
  4. a fire [truck, hose, ladder]
  5. UK: a fire engine
v
  1. fire a [gun, bow, weapon]
  2. fired his gun [at, into]
  3. fire at the [enemy, criminal]
  4. fired on the [crowd, students, enemy]
  5. fire into the [crowd, building, window]
  6. [instructed, ordered] to fire
  7. fire (off) [a bullet, an arrow, a round, a clip, a blank]
  8. ready, aim, fire!
  9. firing off [questions, emails]
  10. (go ahead,) fire away!
  11. fire [an employee, a worker]
  12. [was, will be, got] fired
  13. fired from their [job, career]
  14. fired for [laziness, incompetence]
  15. fire up the [car, engine, grill]
  16. fired our [interest, desire, enthusiasm]
  17. the [teacher, guest lecturer] fired our [interest]
  18. fired him up
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