Translation of fire in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable to be on fireto set something on fire o to set fire to somethingestar en llamasestar ardiendoto catch fireprenderle fuego a algoprender fuego(twigs)fire and brimstonea fire-and-brimstone sermon to fight fire with fire to go through fire and waterel fuego eternolos tormentos del infiernoI'd go through fire and water for her sakehacerle frente a todoto play with fire to set the world o (in British English also) the Thames on fire he hopes to set the New York art world on firepor ella iría hasta el fin del mundoespera revolucionar el mundo artístico neoyorquinoExample sentences1.2 countable wood/charcoal fire
1.3 countable a coal/log firefuego (masculine) de leña/carbónto lay/light the fireun fuego de carbón/leñawe must keep the home fires burningpreparar/encender el fuegotenemos que luchar por mantener la normalidadExample sentences
- 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 countable(accident)there was a fire at the factorythe fire was quickly brought under controlhubo un incendio en la fábrica(as interjection) fire! this is a fire hazardlograron controlar las llamas rápidamente(cause of fire)esto podría causar un incendio(danger in a fire)fire preventionesto sería un peligro en caso de un incendiofire protectionprevención (feminine) de incendiosfire regulationsprotección (feminine) contra incendiosnormativa (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 countableExample 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/somethingto hold one's fireabrir fuego sobre alguien/algoa burst of firehacer alto el fuegoto draw somebody's fireuna ráfaga de disparosto exchange firedistraer la atención de alguiento come under firetirotearsewe were under fireentrar en la línea de fuegohe is under fire from both left and rightestaban disparando sobre nosotrosto hang firewe'd better hang fireestá siendo atacado desde la derecha y desde la izquierdaes el blanco de las críticas tanto de la derecha como de la izquierdawe are hanging fire over our expansion plansva a ser mejor que esperemosde 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)(rocket)to fire a gun at somebodyto fire a shot at somebodydispararle a alguien1.2 (direct) See examples: to fire questions at somebodydispararle un tiro a alguienhacerle or lanzarle preguntas a alguienExample sentences
- 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 firedyou're fired!la echaronla 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)3.2 (stimulate)(imagination/enthusiasm)to fire somebody with enthusiasm3.3 (set fire to) [literary]llenar de entusiasmo a alguienprenderle fuego aExample sentences
- 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)to firehacer fuego
atsomebody/somethingto firedisparar contraalguien/algodispararle aalguien/algo onsomebodythe police fired on the demonstratorsdisparar sobrealguienready, aim o (British English) take aim, fire!la policía disparó sobre los manifestantesapunten ¡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.
- 2(engine)encenderseExample 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.
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