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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.
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Johnson and his lawyers fired off a letter to the Web sites stating that the footage was stolen and that they didn't have the right to publish the video, the paper further added.
She also fired off an internal agency memo that said control over the admittedly unclassified reprocessing equipment and documentation was "inadequate.
Last week, the agency fired off one of the first salvos in that campaign.
But analysts believe studios may have fired off all their big guns too early leaving little for the rest of summer.
He has fired off a letter demanding the service runs like clockwork and has told managers he will not tolerate fresh embarrassment.
The 48-year-old's remains were mixed with gunpowder, packed into specially made rockets and fired off 300 feet into the air in a glittering 10-minute display.
On December 7 she fired off a three-page fax to the Toronto media claiming that Kudelka was angry because, as a board member, she had voiced concerns about a debt-plagued company spending two million dollars on his new production of Swan Lake and that she had not supported his appointment as artistic director in 1996.
Terrified customers - including youngsters at a party - dived for cover as a gunman fired off a blaze of shots in the Chicago Pizza Pie Factory.
Kennan, upon learning in 1945 that Secretary of War Henry Stimson wished to share control of atomic power with the Soviets as a means of reassuring them, fired off a message from his post in Moscow: "There is nothing--I repeat nothing--in the history of the Soviet regime which would justify us in assuming that [Russian leaders] would hesitate for a moment to apply this power against us if by doing so they thought that they might materially improve their own power position.
They fired off a letter reminding regulators that safeguards are already in place.
SRI LANKA fired off an early World Cup warning at Trent Bridge yesterday.
Plumbers have fired off warning shots in a bid to beat the cowboys.