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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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