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Engelsk navneord: fire

1. fire (om begivenhed) the event of something burning (often destructive)

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey lost everything in the fire.

Mindre specifikke termerhappening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Mere specifikke termerbackfire, balefire, bonfire, brush fire, campfire, conflagration, forest fire, grassfire, inferno, prairie fire, smolder, smoulder, smudge

2. fire (om handling) the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes.
They retreated in the face of withering enemy fire.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)firing

Mindre specifikke termerattack, onrush, onset, onslaught

Mere specifikke termerantiaircraft fire, artillery fire, barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, broadside, burst, call fire, cannon fire, concentrated fire, counterfire, counterpreparation fire, cover, covering fire, crossfire, destruction fire, direct fire, distributed fire, fratricide, friendly fire, fusillade, grazing fire, harassing fire, hostile fire, indirect fire, interdiction fire, massed fire, neutralization fire, observed fire, preparation fire, radar fire, registration fire, salvo, scheduled fire, searching fire, shelling, supporting fire, suppressive fire, unobserved fire, volley

3. fire (om proces) the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningFire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)flame, flaming

Mindre specifikke termerburning, combustion

Mere specifikke termerblaze, blazing, flare, ignition

4. fire (om genstand) a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey sat by the fire and talked.

Mindre specifikke termerfireplace, hearth, open fireplace

Mere specifikke termercookfire

5. fire (om masse el. substans) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

Mindre specifikke termerelement

Overordnet anvendelsearchaicism, archaism

6. fire (om fornemmelse) feelings of great warmth and intensity

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe spoke with great ardor.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)ardor, ardour, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour

Mindre specifikke termerpassion, passionateness

Mere specifikke termerzeal

7. fire (om masse el. substans) fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPut the kettle on the fire.
Barbecue over an open fire.

Mindre specifikke termerfuel

8. fire (om begivenhed) a severe trial

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe went through fire and damnation.

Mindre specifikke termertrial, tribulation, visitation

9. fire (om kommunikation) intense adverse criticism

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningClinton directed his fire at the Republican Party.
The government has come under attack.
Don't give me any flak.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)attack, blast, flack, flak

Mindre specifikke termercriticism, unfavorable judgment

Engelsk udsagnsord: fire

1. fire (om konkurrence) start firing a weapon

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)open fire

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Mindre specifikke termerblast, shoot

2. fire (om konkurrence) cause to go off

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningFire a gun.
Fire a bullet.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)discharge

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mere specifikke termerblast, fusillade, let drive, let fly, loose off, pop, shoot

Medførerdischarge, fire, go off

3. fire (om ændring) bake in a kiln so as to harden

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningFire pottery.

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mindre specifikke termerbake

Overordnet emneområdecookery, cooking, preparation

4. fire (om adfærd) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe boss fired his secretary today.
The company terminated 25% of its workers.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)can, dismiss, displace, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Mindre specifikke termerremove

Mere specifikke termerclean out, dismiss, drop, furlough, lay off, pension off, retire, send away, send packing, squeeze out

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)hire, employ, engage

5. fire (om konkurrence) go off or discharge

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe gun fired.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)discharge, go off

AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s

6. fire (om bevægelse) drive out or away by or as if by fire

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe soldiers were fired.
Surrender fires the cold skepticism.

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Mindre specifikke termerchase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, turn back

7. fire (om følelse) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningArouse pity.
Raise a smile.
Evoke sympathy.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, kindle, provoke, raise

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mindre specifikke termercreate, make

Mere specifikke termeranger, ask for, bruise, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, draw, excite, excite, fire up, heat, hurt, ignite, infatuate, inflame, injure, interest, invite, offend, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, prick, rekindle, shake, shake up, shame, spite, stimulate, stir, stir up, strike a chord, sweep over, touch a chord, untune, upset, wake, whelm, wound

8. fire (om ændring) destroy by fire

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey burned the house and his diaries.

Eksempler på anvendelseThey fire the trees

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)burn, burn down

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Mindre specifikke termerdestroy, ruin

Mere specifikke termerbackfire, cremate, scorch, torch

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningburn, burn, combust, incinerate

9. fire (om forhold) provide with fuel

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningOil fires the furnace.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)fuel

AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s something

Mindre specifikke termerfurnish, provide, render, supply

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