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running fire Syllabification: run·ning fire
Pronunciation: /ˈrəniNG ˈfī(ə)r/

Definition of running fire in English:


1Successive gunshots from a line of troops.
Example sentences
  • Finally, the brigade engaged in ‘running fire,’ with soldiers shooting as quickly as possible to create a cacophony of sound.
  • Still no enemies were being engaged in running fire fights, or surrendering, and all the time casualties were mounting through sustained enemy sniper fire.
1.1A rapid succession of something: a running fire of comment in their choicest vernacular
More example sentences
  • In his intentions, this running fire of a provocative and fascinating thesis should provoke a healthy optimism.
  • While he was doing so, with a running fire of commentary from him, the waiter brought in a tray of tea.
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