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fire a shot

This page is about the collocation fire a shot

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to make a gun shoot a bullet

For example

  • After he'd fired several shots at the police, they killed him.

  • I won the gold medal by firing my last shot right into the middle of the target.

Note:
Related collocations include "fire a gun", "fire a weapon", "fire a bullet", "fire a missile", etc.

Quick Quiz

The police stopped the getaway car by firing shots

a. into the ground

b. at each other

c. into its tyres

Contributor: Matt Errey