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British English: /ˈfʌɪə/
American English: /ˈfaɪ(ə)r/

Translation of fire in Italian:



  • 2 (order to shoot)fire!

transitive verb

  • 1 (Military)
    scaricare (gun, weapon)
    sparare (shot)
    tirare (arrow)
    lanciare (rock, missile)
    to fire a shot at somebody, something
    sparare un colpo su, contro qualcuno, qualcosa
  • 2 (ceremonially)to fire a (21 gun) salute
    sparare una salva (di 21 colpi di cannone) in segno di saluto
  • 3 [figurative] (shoot)to fire questions at somebody
    bombardare qualcuno di domande o sottoporre qualcuno a un fuoco di fila di domande
  • 4 (inspire)to be fired with enthusiasm
    essere acceso d'entusiasmo, entusiasmarsi (for per)
    to fire somebody's imagination
    accendere la fantasia di qualcuno

intransitive verb

  • 2 (Mechanics)


to hang fire

essere lento a sparare
(plans, project)
andare per le lunghe

to hold fire

to play with fire

he' ll never set the world on fire

non farà mai nulla di eccezionale

I'd go through fire and water for you

mi butterei nel fuoco per te

he went through fire and water for her

to get on like a house on fire

andare d'amore e d'accordo o intendersela a meraviglia

fire away!

spara! fuori il rospo!

Phrasal verbs

fire off:

fire off [something] 1.1
scaricare (gun)
sparare (round, bullets)
1.2 [figurative] [humorous] (send)
spedire (letter, memo)

fire up:

fire [somebody] up, fire up [somebody] he was all fired up
era tutto su di giri
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