open fire

open fire
verb
start firing a weapon (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑fire
Derivationally related forms: ↑fire (for: ↑fire), ↑firing (for: ↑fire)
Hypernyms: ↑blast, ↑shoot
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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noun
1. : a fire (as in a fireplace) that is not wholly enclosed by a stove or furnace
2. : a fire in a forge in which combustion takes place on the top of the fuel

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open fire see under ↑open
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Main Entry:fire
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open fire noun
An exposed fire on a domestic hearth
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open fire
To begin to shoot
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open fire phrase
to start shooting a gun

Troops opened fire on the crowd.

Thesaurus: to use a gunhyponym
Main entry: open

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I
see open
II
begin to shoot a weapon

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open fire
: to begin shooting

A man opened fire in a crowded mall.

The soldiers opened fire on [=began shooting at] enemy troops.

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