From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
10. to dismiss from employment, a post, or other job; to cause (a person) to cease being an employee; -- of a person. The act of firing is usually performed by that person's supervisor or employer. ''You can't fire me! I quit!'' [PJC]
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
62 Moby Thesaurus words for "fired": afire, agog, aquiver, aroused, atingle, atwitter, baked, boiled, braised, broiled, browned, bursting, carried away, coddled, cooked, curried, deviled, ebullient, effervescent, excited, exhilarated, fricasseed, fried, grilled, heated, high, hopped up, impassioned, inflamed, inspired, keyed up, lathered up, manic, moved, on fire, oven-baked, pan-broiled, parboiled, poached, ready to burst, roast, roasted, roused, sauteed, scalloped, seared, shirred, steamed, steamed up, stewed, stimulated, stirred, stirred up, thrilled, tingling, tingly, toasted, turned-on, whipped up, worked up, wrought up, yeasty
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