Translation of fire in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable to be on fireestar en llamasto set something on fire or to set fire to something
estar ardiendoprenderle fuego a algoto catch fireprender fuego(twigs)fire and brimstone
prenderel fuego eternoa fire-and-brimstone sermon to fight fire with fire to go through fire and water
los tormentos del infiernohacerle frente a todoI'd go through fire and water for her sakepor ella iría hasta el fin del mundoto play with fire to set the world or (British also) the Thames on fire he hopes to set the New York art world on fireespera revolucionar el mundo artístico neoyorquinoExample sentences1.2 countable (outdoors) wood/charcoal fire
fuego (masculine) de leña/carbónExample sentences1.3 countable (in hearth)
- Suddenly a bright light, fire in fact, flared in front of her face, and a torch was lit.
- When the kill had been made, Jimmy would light a small heather fire to make a smoke signal.
- Even at one in the morning, they did not flinch when a roaring explosion of fire and smoke lit the sky behind them.
lumbre (feminine) [literary]a coal/log fireun fuego de carbón/leñato lay/light the firepreparar/encender el fuegowe must keep the home fires burningtenemos que luchar por mantener la normalidad
- Columns of smoke from cooking fires and controlled burns seemed to dangle groundward from the sky.
- Conditions were primitive and patients arrived suffering from malaria, crocodile or snake bites, or burns from open cooking fires.
- Under five sawn-off oil barrels fierce wood fires are burning: on top of them are the woks of giants, each as wide as I can stretch my arms.
- 2 countable (accident) there was a fire at the factoryhubo un incendio en la fábricathe fire was quickly brought under controllograron controlar las llamas rápidamente(as interjection) fire!¡fuego!this is a fire hazard(cause of fire) esto podría causar un incendio(danger in a fire) esto sería un peligro en caso de un incendiofire preventionprevención (feminine) de incendiosfire protectionprotección (feminine) contra incendiosfire regulationsnormativa (feminine) contra incendiosExample sentences
- At times the reserve staff will start a ‘cold’ fire that is less destructive than latter fires when the grass becomes dry.
- Many destructive fires start during such times since potential fire hazards can go unnoticed in the relative darkness.
- One of the biggest and most destructive of those fires is bearing down on another resort town, Lake Arrowhead in San Bernardino County.
- 3 countable (heater) (British)Example sentences
- Similarly, people may gain heat radiating from hot walls, concrete, or sand in a hot environment, as well as from fires or central heating radiators in the cold.
- The rules apply to all gas appliances, including central heating boilers, water heaters, fires and cookers.
- He has been undertaking a variety of projects including fitting central heating and fires.
- 4 uncountable (passion)Example sentences
- Tony's fire and enthusiasm has always been a delight, but desire gets you nowhere by itself.
- It was a great team effort with the lads playing with fire, passion, determination and a tremendous will to win.
- It was played with passion and fire, by a massive orchestra.
- 5 uncountable (of guns) to open fire on somebody/somethingabrir fuego sobre alguien/algoto hold one's firehacer alto el fuegoa burst of fireuna ráfaga de disparosto draw somebody's firedistraer la atención de alguiento exchange firetirotearseto come under fireentrar en la línea de fuegowe were under fireestaban disparando sobre nosotroshe is under fire from both left and rightestá siendo atacado desde la derecha y desde la izquierdato hang firewe'd better hang fire
es el blanco de las críticas tanto de la derecha como de la izquierdava a ser mejor que esperemoswe are hanging fire over our expansion plansde momento hemos dejado en suspenso or de lado nuestros planes de expansiónExample sentences
- Four men were cut down by machine-gun fire in a gangland-style shooting.
- The enemy met descending paratroopers with heavy small arms and machinegun fire.
- However, in the hail of bullets and recoilless rifle fire, over fifty hostages had been killed.
- 1 1.1(gun/shot/missile)
disparar(rocket)to fire a gun at somebody
lanzardispararle a alguiento fire a shot at somebodydispararle un tiro a alguienExample sentences1.2 (direct) to fire questions at somebody
hacerle or lanzarle preguntas a alguien
- The Vulcan works by firing a projectile at high speed into a landmine, ripping it apart without detonating the explosives.
- The moment came, and with the twelfth shot fired off, the bullets ceased and Johner drew back behind the barricade to reload his gun.
- In suppressing the Quebec City protests, Canadian police for the first time used the impact weapon Arwen 37 which fires rubber bullets.
- 2 (dismiss) [colloquial] she was firedla echaronyou're fired!
la despidieron¡queda usted despedido!Example sentences
- This story apparently came to light when an assistant district attorney was fired for settling the case and not informing his superior.
- The problem is that the paper has fired this trainee journalist presumably due to public pressure and not, one assumes, some facts of his resume.
- There is a reluctance on the part of broadcast executives to fire presenters who stir up public outrage - because it sells.
- 3 3.1 (activate)(boiler/furnace)
Example sentences3.2 (stimulate)
- We were constructing wooden housing and using charcoal to fire blast furnaces.
- As a teenager, to help his parents, he'd work double shifts firing engines in rail yards.
- Because Watt's engine was fired by coal and not water, spinning factories could be located virtually anywhere.
(imagination/enthusiasm)to fire somebody with enthusiasm
- Allende's vow to carry out a peaceful Socialist revolution fired the imagination of millions.
- They don't fire the imagination or arouse the passions like the aristocratic love of honor.
- Meera's blind love for Krishna has fired the imagination of many poets.
avivarllenar de entusiasmo a alguien3.3 (set fire to) [literary]prenderle fuego a
- 1 (shoot)dispararto fire
atsomebody/somethingdispararto fire contraalguien/algo
aalguien/algo onsomebodydispararthe police fired on the demonstrators sobrealguienla policía disparó sobre los manifestantesready, aim or (British) take aim, fire!apunten ¡fuego!Example sentences
- Suddenly he heard the distinct noise of a Gatling gun being fired.
- He studied the simple pistol grip that fired the main gun.
- Others have suggested that he held on to the pistol while firing the shotgun one-handed.
- Geordie who was talking to Cameron Shelton brought his conversation to a halt reluctantly, with several false stops like a car that kept on firing after the ignition had been switched on.
- Getting behind the car, he pushed with gusto until the engine fired.
- The only practical way to do this is to add some sort of large rocket engine that fires right before impact.
- [colloquial] (usually in imperative) there are some questions I'd like to ask you — fire away!
quisiera hacerte unas preguntas — ¡adelante!
quisiera hacerte unas preguntas — ¡pregunta nomás! (Latin America)
infundirle entusiasmo ato get (all) fired up
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