fire off
transitive verb Date: 1888 to write and send usually in haste or anger <
fired off a memo
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  • fire off — verb To perform a task rapidly, often unexpectedly. No sooner had I replied to his first question, than he fired off another one …   Wiktionary

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  • fire — fire1 W1S1 [faıə US faır] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(flames that destroy things)¦ 2¦(flames for heating/cooking etc)¦ 3¦(heating equipment)¦ 4¦(shooting)¦ 5¦(be attacked)¦ 6¦(emotion)¦ 7 fire in your belly 8¦(sick/injured)¦ 9 light a fire under somebody …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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