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  • provide with fuel
    • Oil fires the furnace
  • destroy by fire
    • They burned the house and his diaries
  • call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • drive out or away by or as if by fire
    • The soldiers were fired
    • Surrender fires the cold skepticism
  • go off or discharge
    • The gun fired
  • terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
  • bake in a kiln so as to harden
    • fire pottery
  • cause to go off
    • fire a gun
    • fire a bullet
  • start firing a weapon
  • intense adverse criticism
    • Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party
    • the government has come under attack
    • don't give me any flak
  • a severe trial
    • he went through fire and damnation
  • fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking
    • put the kettle on the fire
    • barbecue over an open fire
  • feelings of great warmth and intensity
    • he spoke with great ardor
  • once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  • a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning
    • they sat by the fire and talked
  • the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    • fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries
  • 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
  • the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
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