- 1The action of setting fire to something: the deliberate firing of 600 oil wellsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Point-source and strip firing were used to control intensity as described in the fire plan.
- The damage constituted by the firing of oil wells reaches far into the future.
- The firing of houses and outhouses, warehouses, barns, stables and hayricks, could all be the subject of arson prosecutions in the Old Bailey.
- 2The discharging of a gun or other weapon: the prolonged firing caused heavy losses [count noun]: no missile firings were plannedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The principal weapon uses electronic firing to reduce reaction times.
- Although the gunners may have a restricted field of fire, the flash, smoke or dust from the weapon firing will not be seen from outside.
- The submerged firing of the missiles can be conducted in a single salvo while the submarine is moving at a speed of 5 knots.
- 3The baking or drying of pottery or bricks in a kiln: the colours had suffered in the firing and were dull from overheatingMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Pottery, raku firing and photography will also be explored.
- At the same time, potters developed luster glazes by adding metallic elements to the surface of the glazed piece before a second firing in the kiln.
- Dutch enthusiasm for the new material was particularly keen and by the seventeenth century, one kiln could produce over half a million bricks in a single firing.
- 4The dismissal of an employee from a job: the recent firing of the head of the department [count noun]: a series of firings and resignationsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The Church did not confirm their firing because of ‘employee confidentiality.’
- Therefore, under the present arrangement, these boards have the power that, eventually, will include hiring and firing of employees.
- In contrast, it pointed out that an employee's formal firing always results from an official act of the company.
the firing line
- 1The front line of troops in a battle.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- When their own generation was on the firing line, in Vietnam, both men ardently supported the war - but disdained to fight in it.
- It speculates that the move was in order to get the troops out of the firing line should it decide to mount attacks on the country's nuclear facilities.
- The troops methodically march up to the firing line in columns and blast away at each other.
- 2A situation where one is subject to criticism or blame because of one’s responsibilities or position: the referee in the firing line is an experienced officialMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Being in the firing line, of course, makes the fast-food chains do their best to fit in with the local culture, adapting the menu and the marketing to reflect local tastes and concerns.
- In the firing line is the museum's director, a former Financial Times journalist appointed in 2001.
- Next in the firing line would be those who change their positions to make life easier on themselves.
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- el diccionario Inglés de EE.UU.