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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fire v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fired p. pr. & vb. n. Fring.]
 1. To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile.
 2. To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to fire pottery.
 3. To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge.
    Love had fired my mind.   --Dryden.
 4. To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the genius of a young man.
 5. To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler.
 6. To light up as if by fire; to illuminate.
    [The sun] fires the proud tops of the eastern pines.   --Shak.
 7. To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to fire a rifle, pistol, or cannon; to fire cannon balls, rockets, etc.
 8. To drive by fire. [Obs.]
    Till my bad angel fire my good one out.   --Shak.
 9. Far. To cauterize.
 To fire up,
 1. to light up the fires of, as of an engine; also, figuratively, to start up any machine. -- 2. to render enthusiastic; -- of people.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having lost your job [syn: discharged, dismissed, laid-off,