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fire /ˈfaə(ɹ)/, [ˈfäːɚ], /ˈfaɪɚ/, /ˈfɑeə(ɹ)/, /ˈfaɪə(ɹ)/ aanvuren
set on fire
  • cause to begin to burn
in brand steken
fire extinguisher /ˈfaɪəɹ ɪkˌstɪŋ.ɡwɪʃ.ə(ɹ)/
  • device for putting out a fire
fire brigade /ˈfaɪə(ɹ)bɹɪˌɡeɪd/
  • organization for preventing and putting out fires
fire department
  • fire department
fire engine /faɪə(ɹ).ɛn.dʒɪn/, /faɪɚ.ɛn.dʒɪn/
  • fire truck
  • in warfare, an agreed end to hostilities for a specific purpose
fire hydrant
  • a device used by firefighters to obtain water from the main
brandkraan /ˈbrɑntkran/
fire station
  • building for firefighters
fire hose
  • hose designed to deliver water to douse a fire
trial by fire
  • situation in which a soldier or other combatant faces the discharge of opposing weapons
trial by fire
  • idiomatic: any ordeal which tests one's strength, endurance, or resolve
trial by fire
  • test in which a person is exposed to flames
fire escape
  • emergency doors, ladders etc. as a class
fire alarm
  • device which warns people of a possible fire
  • sound or other warning made by a fire alarm
firing squad
  • a group of soldiers detailed to execute someone or to discharge weapons ceremonially
firing /ˈfaɪɹɪŋ/
  • discharge
firing pin
  • part of the firing mechanism
fire-resistant brandwerend
fire blight
  • bacterial plant disease
forest fire
  • fire
baptism of fire vuurdoop
fire prevention brandpreventie
gas fire gaskachel
fire off ontladen
fire box vuurkorf
log fire houtvuur
fire exit vluchtweg
fire clay chamotte
fire upon beschieten
fire edge vuurlijn
wood fire houtvuur
fire pump bluspomp
peat fire veenbrand
line of fire vuurlijn
fire blanket blusdeken
fire-cracker voetzoeker
surface fire loopvuur
fire-breathing vuurspuwend
tongue of fire steekvlam /ˈstekflɑm/
peat-moor fire veenbrand
fire insurance brandverzekering
fire basket vuurkorf
fire-temple vuurtempel /ˈvyːrtɛmˌpəɫ/
red as fire hoogrood
indoor fire binnenbrand
field of fire schootsveld
covering fire spervuur /'spɛrvyr/
blow the fire oppoken
death by fire vuurdood
Greek fire
  • flammable substance
Grieks vuur
add fuel to the fire
  • worsen a conflict
olie op het vuur gooien
opstoken /ˈɔpstokə(n)/
friendly fire /ˌfɹɛnd.liˈfaɪ.ə(ɹ)/
  • fire from allied or friendly forces
eigen vuur
no smoke without fire
  • gossip and accusations are often substantiated by fact
waar rook is, is vuur
out of the frying pan, into the fire
  • get from an already bad situation to a worse one
van de regen in de drup
van kwaad tot erger
play with fire
  • put oneself in a precarious situation
met vuur spelen
St. Elmo's fire
  • electrical discharge
fight fire with fire
  • respond to an attack with a counter-attack
vuur met vuur bestrijden
fire point
  • the lowest temperature at which the vapour of a fuel will continue to burn
fire at will
  • military command
vuur naar believen!
where there's smoke, there's fire
  • if there is telltale evidence of some event, the event is probably occurring
waar rook is is vuur
pull someone's chestnuts out of the fire
  • do someone's difficult work
de kastanjes uit het vuur halen
set the world on fire
  • do something sensational
de wereld met verbazing slaan
fire-eyed diucon vuuroogmonjita
the smoke of a man's own house is better than the fire of another eigen haard is goud waard
fire extinguishing agent blusstof
fire-and-brimstone sermon donderpreek
portable fire extinguisher brandblusser
dry chemical fire extinguisher poederblusser
rifle fire geweervuur
cross fire kruisvuur
fire-tongs vuurtang
heath fire heibrand
fire-tube boiler vlampijpketel
fire attack unit blusgroep
oil-fired heater oliestook
fire-fighting pump bluspomp
fire fighting water bluswater
shoulder-fired rocket raketwerper
on fire
  • rapidly achieving good results
op dreef zijn
fire up
  • Of an engine: to start
fire up starten /stɑrtə(n)/
fire exit
  • Emergency exit in case of fire
catch fire
  • become engulfed in flames
where's the fire er is geen haast bij
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