Fire

(redirected from fired off)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to fired off: Fired Up

Fire

Somewhat informal; to terminate the employment of an employee. An employee may be fired for cause, such as for sexual harassment or absenteeism, or, in many cases, without cause. A fired employee is often eligible to collect unemployment insurance for a certain period of time.
References in periodicals archive ?
Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct 21 ( ANI ): In an apparent attempt to hit the foreign installations, three rockets were fired off early Saturdays morning (6am local time) in Kabul city, with at least two exploding close to RS headquarters.
Most of these grid cells fired off bursts of messages at particular distances or times, electrodes implanted into the rats' brains revealed.
The tour will be fired off at Greenfield City in Sta.
Seoul, Shawwal 3, 1435, Jul 30, 2014, SPA -- North Korea fired off four short-range rockets Wednesday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired off four more short-range projectiles, estimated to be artillery shells, Tuesday in its East coast.
Opposition NDP Leader Tom Mulcair fired off questions in the House of Commons today about the $90,000 payment from the prime minister's chief of staff to Senator Mike Duffy, deliberately addressing the queries to the prime minister, even though Stephen Harper was absent from question period.
Monterrey fired off four second-half goals, including three in the final seven minutes, for a 4-2 victory over Santos to clinch their third consecutive Champions League title on Wednesday.
Scott Laird fired off target for Boro from six yards after two minutes before Freeman saw an effort kept out by Walker.
One of the men produced a pistol and fired off two rounds at a nearby semi-detached house in what was believed to be a targeted attack.