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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. Mahmoud Yasser Mohammed:

    It's enough death. Those who died Tel Aviv's enough, all the youth are just coming down to take selfies. There is no point. We cut the fence and opened the way and everyone was too scared to cross and the Israelis started firing on us.

  2. Daniel McShane:

    To my knowledge they haven’t acknowledged this event at all other than the initial firing.

  3. Stephen Binhak:

    We learned from President Richard Nixon that the Saturday Night Massacre with the firing of Archibald Cox -- that is, an interference with the investigation into President Richard Nixon -- was enough to spur an impeachment inquiry on the White House side, and I think the same evidence exists here.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I wasn't going to fire( Mueller). You know why ? Because I watched Richard Nixon go around firing everybody, and that didn't work out too well.

  5. Dontae Martin:

    The windows were heavily tinted and they had to get very close to the vehicle, as they saw the gun they did not start firing right away.

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