To fire

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Definition

to fire (an employee): to sack, to dismiss, to get rid of (an employee)
verb

to fire (a gun): to shoot, to use (a gun)
verb

a firing: the removal of an employee from their job, a dismissal, a sacking
noun
As a noun, firing is rarely used.

Examples

  • "Ah, sorry, scratch that, just firing."
  • "Read my fax! You're fired"
  • "People do crazy shit when they get fired."
  • "Wed, 19 Jan 11:01:33, Philip Cheeter wrote: FIRE EDWARD MOON!"
  • "I'm sick of the hirings, I'm sick of the firings."
  • "Question 24: How do you fire someone?"
  • "Joan Wayne attempted to scare the shark by firing at its dorsal fin, then challenged the shark to a duel, running into the water with pistols drawn."
  • "On the count of three, he will be fired into the air!"
  • "Consider yourself fired."
  • "I simply say ‘You are fired' in my sexy (and largely incomprehensible) accent and the person limps out of the office with a big smile on their face."

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