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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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will recall about 800,000 desktop copiers for free repairs in the United States as an improperly fitted electrical connection inside the copiers could cause the machines to overheat, emit smoke and catch fire, the U.
Firefighters stationed at the airport attended but police later said the aircraft did not catch fire but had overheated.
Many people first acknowledge with disbelief the fact that dock seals can catch fire from such a seemingly benign source as a trailer marker light.