open fire

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open fire (third-person singular simple present opens fire, present participle opening fire, simple past and past participle opened fire)

  1. (idiomatic) To begin firing (weapons) at something or someone.
    In warfare, whoever opens fire first has a greater chance of victory.

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open fire

  1. uncovered fire
    We roasted chestnuts over an open fire.

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