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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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Jack Kemp jumped on the bandwagon too, firing off a news release endorsing a similar petition drive led by the National Federation of Independent Business - the small-business lobby - to abolish the code by January 2000.
Gary Snyder has been immersed in poetry since he was 25, wrestling with the works of his predecessors - in English, Chinese, Sanskrit - and firing off his own canon in response.
The 11-member cast has a fine time firing off snappy comebacks (Weston and Burton are the standouts).
Robbins spread the tarp over wet grass and positioned herself in front of the student union, firing off at least five shots from her rifle, a Mauser with a telescopic sight, around 9:30 a.
After firing off the last two shots, hitting clay targets to clinch the gold, Rhode sprinted into the stands and jumped into the arms of her father.
Last month, county supervisors declared a state of emergency in the eastern region, firing off letters to President Clinton demanding reimbursement and military patrols to stop the ``invasion.