- 1 1.1 u fuego (m) to be on fire estar* en llamas, estar* ardiendo to set sth on fire o to set fire to sth prenderle fuego a algo to catch fire prender fuego [twigs] prender fire and brimstone el fuego eterno, los tormentos del infierno a fire-and-brimstone sermon un sermón apocalíptico to fight fire with fire pagar* con la misma moneda to go through fire and water hacerle* frente a todo I'd go through fire and water for her sake por ella iría hasta el fin del mundo to play with fire jugar* con fuego to set the world o (BrE also) the Thames on fire comerse el mundo he hopes to set the New York art world on fire espera revolucionar el mundo artístico neoyorquinoMore example sentences1.2 c (outdoors) hoguera (f), fogata (f) wood/charcoal fire fuego (m) de leña/carbón 1.3 c (in hearth) fuego (m), lumbre (f) [literario/literary] a coal/log fire un fuego de carbón/leña to lay/light the fire preparar/encender* el fuego we must keep the home fires burning tenemos que luchar por mantener la normalidad
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- 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.
- 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 c (accident) incendio (m) there was a fire at the factory hubo un incendio en la fábrica forest fire incendio forestal the fire was quickly brought under control lograron controlar las llamas rápidamente (as interj) fire! ¡fuego! (before n) fire curtain telón (m) contra incendios 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 incendio fire prevention prevención (f) de incendios fire protection protección (f) contra incendios fire regulations normativa (f) contra incendiosMore example 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 c (heater) (BrE) estufa (f), calentador (m)More 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 u (passion) ardor (m)More 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 u (of guns) fuego (m) to open fire on sb/sth abrir* fuego sobre algn/algo to hold one's fire hacer* alto el fuego a burst of fire una ráfaga de disparos to draw sb's fire distraer* la atención de algn to exchange fire tirotearse to come under fire entrar en la línea de fuego we were under fire estaban disparando sobre nosotros he is under fire from both left and right está siendo atacado desde la derecha y desde la izquierda, es el blanco de las críticas tanto de la derecha como de la izquierda to hang fire we'd better hang fire va a ser mejor que esperemos we are hanging fire over our expansion plans de momento hemos dejado en suspenso or de lado nuestros planes de expansiónMore example 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.
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- 1 1.1 [gun/shot/missile] disparar; [rocket] lanzar* to fire a gun at sb dispararle a algn to fire a shot at sb dispararle un tiro a algnMore example sentences1.2 (direct) to fire questions at sb hacerle* or lanzarle* preguntas a algn
- 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/familiar] echar, despedir* she was fired la echaron, la despidieron you're fired! ¡queda usted despedido!More 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] encender* 3.2 (stimulate) [imagination/enthusiasm] avivar; [passion] enardecer*, inflamar to fire sb with enthusiasm llenar de entusiasmo a algn 3.3 (set fire to) [literario/literary] prenderle* fuego aMore example sentences
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- 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.
- 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.
- 1 (shoot) disparar, hacer* fuego to fire
atsb/sth disparar contraalgn/algo, dispararle aalgn/algo to fire onsb disparar sobrealgn the police fired on the demonstrators la policía disparó sobre los manifestantes ready, aim o (BrE) take aim, fire! apunten ¡fuego!More 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.
- 2 [engine] encenderse*More example sentences
- 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.
fire awayv + adv
fire offv + o + adv, v + adv + o
fire upv + o + adv, v + adv + o
- infundirle entusiasmo a to get (all) fired up entusiasmarse