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British English: /ˈfʌɪə/
American English: /ˈfaɪ(ə)r/

Translation of fire in Italian:



  • 1 (raising alarm)
    al fuoco
  • 2 (order to shoot) See examples:fire!

transitive verb

  • 1 (Military)
    (gun, weapon)
    (rock, missile)
    to fire a shot at somebody, something
    sparare un colpo su, contro qualcuno, qualcosa
  • 2 (ceremonially) See examples:to fire a (21 gun) salute
    sparare una salva (di 21 colpi di cannone) in segno di saluto
  • 3 [figurative] (shoot) See examples:to fire questions at somebody
    bombardare qualcuno di domande o sottoporre qualcuno a un fuoco di fila di domande
  • 4 (inspire) See examples:to be fired with enthusiasm
    essere acceso d'entusiasmo, entusiasmarsi
    for per
    to fire somebody's imagination
    accendere la fantasia di qualcuno
  • 5 (dismiss)
    you're fired!
    lei è licenziato

intransitive verb

  • 2 (Mechanics)


to hang fire

essere lento a sparare
(plans, project)

to hold fire

to play with fire

he' ll never set the world on fire

non farà mai nulla di eccezionale

I'd go through fire and water for you

mi butterei nel fuoco per te

he went through fire and water for her

to get on like a house on fire

andare d'amore e d'accordo o intendersela a meraviglia

fire away!

spara! fuori il rospo!

Phrasal verbs

fire off:

fire off [something] 1.1
(round, bullets)
1.2 [figurative] [humorous] (send)
(letter, memo)

fire up:

fire [somebody] up, fire up [somebody] he was all fired up
era tutto su di giri

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