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Synonyms for firing
ˈfaɪər ɪŋfir·ing

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  1. fire, firingnoun

    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"

    dismissal, fervor, ignition, fervency, lighting, fire, firing off, dismission, inflammation, sack, attack, discharge, release, ardour, sacking, liberation, fervour, flame, fervidness, ardor, kindling, flaming, flak, flack, blast

  2. discharge, firing, firing offnoun

    the act of discharging a gun

    dismissal, arc, lighting, waiver, firing off, dismission, sack, ignition, discharge, venting, liberation, release, sacking, spark, run, emission, electric arc, expelling, kindling, inflammation, outpouring, fire, electric discharge

  3. ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammationnoun

    the act of setting something on fire

    dismissal, fervor, light, liberation, tinder, redness, firing off, dismission, touchwood, sack, ignition, discharge, release, excitement, spunk, sacking, excitation, ignition system, lighting, kindling, inflammation, rubor, punk, inflaming, fervour, fire

  4. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sackingnoun

    the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

    lighting, paper bag, electric discharge, outpouring, pink slip, liberation, sack, spark, judgement of dismissal, spillage, release, run, freeing, carrier bag, spill, kindling, sacking, electric arc, chemise, fire, emission, sacque, tone ending, poke, hammock, firing off, departure, arc, dismissal, press release, expelling, outlet, expiration, waiver, button, exit, judgment of dismissal, sac, pocket, shift, bagging, loss, inflammation, going, discharge, venting, pouch, handout, vent, dismission, acquittance, ignition, passing, sackful

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  1. firingnoun

    kindling, setting on fire

  2. firingnoun

    discharge (of guns), firing off

  3. firingnoun

    fuel, something to burn

  4. firingnoun


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  1. Hossein Dehghan:

    What makes Valfajr torpedo stand apart from other similar products in the world is the short preparation time in the supporting and firing units; a characteristic which leads to a remarkable increase in tactical capability and a quick response from surface and subsurface combat units.

  2. Vera Dmitrienko:

    The soldiers heard [the teenager firing the gun] but since they were so drunk they didn't know where it was from, so they just started shooting everywhere they could see, [The Russian soldiers] looted all the stores, of course they got a lot of alcohol ... and got drunk and started shooting.

  3. Steve Warren:

    We don't know exactly who is firing those weapons.

  4. Chief Executive Flemming Ornskov:

    We are firing on all cylinders, we are very satisfied with the progress we've made.

  5. Robert McCulloch:

    He has acknowledged his participation in firing the shots.

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