English version

fire something ↔ off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfire something ↔ off phrasal verb1 SHOOTto shoot a bullet, bomb etc into the air Chuck reloaded and fired off both barrels. Mexicans have a tradition of firing off guns to welcome in the new year.2 SENDto quickly send an angry letter to someone I fired off a furious letter to the editor. fire→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
fire offBehind them stood a line of Mukhabarat men, with orders to shoot anyone who failed to fire or aimed off.It shouldn't have happened.Anger over the chemical fire that closed off a town.Neither resisted, but the man suddenly opened fire before driving off empty-handed.They agreed they were quite lucky to escape the fire and set off for a foreign country.The speed the fire had taken off had been astonishing.Leyland fired one off the bar, and the police threw him in jail overnight.They returned fire before breaking off the engagement.Then he could fire the troublemakers off the mountain.
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Verb table
fire
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfire
he, she, itfires
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfired
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fired
he, she, ithas fired
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fired
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fire
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fired
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam firing
he, she, itis firing
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you, we, theyare firing
Past
I, he, she, itwas firing
you, we, theywere firing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been firing
he, she, ithas been firing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been firing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be firing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been firing
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