Definition of firefighting in English:


Syllabification: fire·fight·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfīrˌfītiNG


  • 1The action or process of extinguishing fires, as a person’s job.
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    • Rooms on the second floor of the museum show different aspects of firefighting or fire prevention.
    • A session in firefighting was also held with many of the seminar attendees performing well.
    • Firefighting was therefore at the top of the pecking order of Forest Service job prestige.
  • 2(In business) the practice of dealing with problems as they arise rather than planning strategically to avoid them.
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    • Mr Catterall said the staff were firefighting the whole time; unsurprisingly the Ward was not a popular one.
    • But business owners who use agencies on an ongoing basis are often left constantly firefighting.
    • At the moment we are just constantly firefighting.

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