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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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TORONTO, November 05, 2011 (Frontier Star): John Crosbie, Newfoundland and Labrador's lieutenant-governor in Canada, has issued an apology after taking fire for a joke about Pakistan and suicide bombers.
Security Police units arrived and began taking fire, as well as the people who happened to be outside at the time.
They were hiking eastward along a small path on rugged terrain when his squad, his platoon's headquarters sections and a squad of Afghan National Army Soldiers, began taking fire from enemy positions above.