Definition of firing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfaɪərɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪərɪŋ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the action of firing guns There was continuous firing throughout the night.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] (especially North American English) the action of forcing somebody to leave their job teachers protesting against the firing of a colleague She's responsible for the hirings and firings.
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