Definition of 'open fire'
Example sentences containing 'open fire'
Times, Sunday Times (2015) The Sun (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
He raised his gun again and opened fire.Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2008) The Sun (2013) The Wine Roads of France (1989)
In winter, the open fire is wonderfully cosy.The Sun (2011)
Open fire with machine guns?The Sun (2015)
Each room is uniquely styled and many feature antique or bespoke furniture, while common areas include landscaped gardens and elegant drawing rooms with open fires.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The detached property has a drawing room with an open fire and a games room; outside, there is a pool and a compact vegetable plot.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Closing in from behind he signalled to the ground that he was in a position to attack, and when the anti-aircraft guns stopped he opened fire.FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
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