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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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It has a huge Welsh dragon which breathes fire as vehicles enter the gates.
None of these incidents, however, despite their clear underlying message, have drawn anything but the most banal of comments from Modi, who characteristically breathes fire on all other issues.
A jester breathes fire at Warwick Castle last Bank Holiday weekend.