fired Definition

  • 1dismiss (an employee) from a job
  • 2discharge a gun or other weapon

Using fired: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fired" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was fired from his job for being consistently late.

  • Example

    The soldier fired his weapon at the enemy.

  • Example

    The company fired several employees due to budget cuts.

fired Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with fired

  • to become excited or enthusiastic about something


    The team got fired up after their coach's pep talk.

  • to start asking questions or making comments


    If you have any questions, feel free to fire away.

  • being criticized or attacked


    The politician was under fire for his controversial remarks.


Summary: fired in Brief

The verb 'fired' [faɪrd] has two main meanings: to dismiss an employee from a job and to discharge a gun or weapon. It is often used in the context of employment, as in 'He was fired from his job for being consistently late,' but can also refer to firing a weapon, as in 'The soldier fired his weapon at the enemy.' 'Fired' can be used in phrases like 'get fired up' to mean becoming excited or enthusiastic, 'fire away' to mean asking questions or making comments, and 'under fire' to mean being criticized or attacked.

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