French translation of 'fire'
1. (gen) feu m
He made a fire to warm himself up. Il a fait du feu pour se réchauffer.
to be on fire être en feu
to set fire to sth, to set sth on fire mettre le feu à qch
to catch fire (= start burning) prendre feu
to play with fire (= do sth dangerous) jouer avec le feu
to have fire in one’s belly avoir le feu sacré
2. (accidental) incendie m
The house was destroyed by fire. La maison a été détruite par un incendie.
insured against fire assuré(e) contre l’incendie
a forest fire un incendie de forêt
to fight a fire [firemen] combattre un incendie
to fight fire with fire (figurative) combattre le feu par le feu
3. (= shooting) tirs mpl
to be under fire [soldiers] être sous le feu de l’ennemi
to come under fire [soldiers] essuyer le feu
to come under fire from sb [soldiers] essuyer le feu de qn
to open fire (= start shooting) ouvrir le feu
to open fire on sb ouvrir le feu sur qn
to hang fire (= delay a decision) attendre pour se décider
to hold fire (= delay shooting) suspendre le feu; (= hold back) attendre
to be in the line of fire (= be a target) être dans la ligne de tir
to return fire (= shoot back) riposter par le feu
to draw fire from sb (= be shot at) essuyer le feu de qn
to draw fire for sth (= be criticized for) essuyer des critiques pour qch
4. (= heater) radiateur m
Turn the fire on. Allume le radiateur.
electric fire (mainly Britain) radiateur m électrique
gas fire (mainly Britain) radiateur m à gaz
to fire a gun tirer un coup de feu
The gun had not been fired. L’arme n’avait pas servi.
to fire a gun at sb (= shoot at) tirer sur qn
to fire a pistol at sb tirer au pistolet sur qn
The man fired a pistol at a patrol. L’individu a tiré au pistolet sur une patrouille.
to fire a gun in the air tirer en l’air
to fire questions at sb bombarder qn de questions
3. [imagination] enflammer ⧫ exciter
4. (= sack) [employee] mettre à la porte ⧫ renvoyer
to be fired from one’s job être renvoyé(e) de son travail
He was fired from his job. Il a été renvoyé de son travail.
you’re fired! vous êtes viré !
tirer ⧫ faire feu
She fired twice. Elle a tiré deux fois.
to fire at sb tirer sur qn
The terrorist fired at the crowd. Le terroriste a tiré sur la foule.
to fire on sb faire feu sur qn
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Example Sentences Including 'fire'
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The code has drawn fire from some quarters as a breach of privacy.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
We have a gas fire downstairs that has to be lit with a match.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The cars fired up and drove in single file through the last checkpoint.The Tribes Triumphant (2006)
They fanned out in a line, calmly firing volley after volley of automatic gunfire at shoppers running into the building in search of somewhere to hide.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Time after time he rescued people under fire.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Had a shot saved after cutting in from the left and also fired over the bar.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
I have the fire in my belly.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It was a far harder opportunity than the one he had spurned just seconds earlier, when he fired against the bar from five yards.The Sun (2016)
The convoy also included ambulances and a fire engine and was flanked by police on motorcycles.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Those with fire in their belly will rise.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Also under scrutiny is the sprawl of homes into wilderness areas vulnerable to forest fires.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It burned bright as fire and seemed to be dripping some kind of molten metal.The Sun (2008)
It comes after another replacement caught fire on a plane in the US.The Sun (2016)
Police fired tear gas to disperse doctors protesting about salaries.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The gamble is that the guards will not open fire.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The heat of the fire was immense.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The only copy of the film itself was destroyed in a fire.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
There are so many big signings to be made in the coming weeks so hold your fire.The Sun (2015)
There were two ambulances and four fire engines and two helicopters here straight away.The Sun (2013)
They also set fire to the lorry.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They are just adding fuel to the fire.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
They led us to the first floor to watch them fire at people in front of the stage.The Sun (2016)
They were setting all the buildings on fire.The Sun (2015)
Three smaller fires claimed another two lives.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Two international coalitions were established to improve building and fire safety at thousands of factories across Bangladesh.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You have to keep the fire burning and this has definitely rekindled our spark.The Sun (2016)
We were too close for their artillery fire.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
How do we keep the fire of enthusiasm from raging out of control?Christianity Today (2000)
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'fire' in Other Languages
British English: fire /faɪə/ NOUN
Fire is the hot, bright flames that come from something that is burning.
The fire destroyed the forest.
- American English: fire
- Arabic: نار
- Brazilian Portuguese: fogo
- Chinese: 火
- Croatian: vatra
- Czech: oheň
- Danish: ild
- Dutch: vuur
- European Spanish: fuego
- Finnish: tuli
- French: feu
- German: Feuer
- Greek: φωτιά
- Italian: incendio
- Japanese: 火
- Korean: 불
- Norwegian: bål
- Polish: ogień
- European Portuguese: fogo
- Romanian: foc
- Russian: огонь
- Spanish: fuego
- Swedish: eld
- Thai: ไฟ
- Turkish: yangın
- Ukrainian: пожежа
- Vietnamese: lửa
Translation of fire from the Collins English to French Dictionary