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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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and British militaries have been taking fire for their use of tank-piercing bullets made from depleted uranium, a weakly radioactive manufacturing by-product of nuclear fuel and warheads.
Initially as US troops were taking fire from unknown positions, soldiers were firing at random, in an apparent effort to protect themselves until reinforcements arrived, a witness said.
Another troop added: "Fifteen of us were taking fire on a crossroads from the direction of the police station, which was about 100 yards away from us.