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fire service  

     ( fire services    plural  ) Thefire service is an organization which has the job of putting out fires.  
  (BRIT)      n-count-coll   usu the N  
Crowds of youths prevented the fire service from dealing with the blaze.     
in AM, use fire department     
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fire   [1]     ( fires    plural & 3rd person present)   ( firing    present participle)   ( fired    past tense & past participle  )   (BURNING, HEAT, OR ENTHUSIASM)  
Please look at category 13 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.     
1       n-uncount   Fire is the hot, bright flames produced by things that are burning.  
They saw a big flash and a huge ball of fire reaching hundreds of feet into the sky..., Many students were trapped by smoke and fire on an upper floor.     
2       n-var   Fire or a fire is an occurrence of uncontrolled burning which destroys buildings, forests, or other things.  
87 people died in a fire at the Happy Land Social Club..., A forest fire is sweeping across portions of north Maine this evening..., Much of historic Rennes was destroyed by fire in 1720.     
3       n-count   A fire is a burning pile of wood, coal, or other fuel that you make, for example to use for heat, light, or cooking.  
There was a fire in the grate..., After the killing, he calmly lit a fire to destroy evidence.     
4       n-count   A fire is a device that uses electricity or gas to give out heat and warm a room.  
  (mainly BRIT)   oft n N  
The gas fire was still alight...     
in AM, usually use heater     
5       verb   When a pot or clay object is fired, it is heated at a high temperature in a special oven, as part of the process of making it.  
After the pot is dipped in this mixture, it is fired...      be V-ed  
6       verb   When the engine of a motor vehicle fires, an electrical spark is produced which causes the fuel to burn and the engine to work.  
The engine fired and we moved off.      V  
7       verb   If you fire someone with enthusiasm, you make them feel very enthusiastic. If you fire someone's imagination, you make them feel interested and excited.  
...the potential to fire the imagination of an entire generation...      V n  
It was Allen who fired this rivalry with real passion...      V n with n  
Both his grandfathers were fired with an enthusiasm for public speaking...      be V-ed with n  
8       n-uncount   You can use fire to refer in an approving way to someone's energy and enthusiasm.,   (approval)    (=passion)  
I went to hear him speak and was very impressed. He seemed so full of fire...     
9    If an object or substance catches fire, it starts burning.  
catch fire      phrase   V inflects  
The aircraft caught fire soon after take-off.     
10    If something is on fire, it is burning and being damaged or destroyed by an uncontrolled fire.  
on fire      phrase   v-link PHR   (=burning)  
The captain radioed that the ship was on fire.     
11    If you say that someone is playing with fire, you mean that they are doing something dangerous that may result in great harm for them and cause many problems.  
play with fire      phrase   V inflects  
Schulte warned government and industrial leaders that those who even venture to think about mass layoffs are playing with fire.     
12    If you set fire to something or if you set it on fire, you start it burning in order to damage or destroy it.  
set fire to sth, set sth on fire      phrase   V inflects  
They set fire to vehicles outside that building..., Lightning set several buildings on fire.     
13   
    to have irons on the fire  
    iron  
    like a house on fire  
    house  
    there's no smoke without fire  
    smoke  

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fire  


      n  
1    blaze, combustion, conflagration, flames, inferno  
2    barrage, bombardment, cannonade, flak, fusillade, hail, salvo, shelling, sniping, volley  
3      (figurative)   animation, ardour, brio, burning passion, dash, eagerness, élan, enthusiasm, excitement, fervency, fervour, force, heat, impetuosity, intensity, life, light, lustre, passion, pizzazz or pizazz     (informal)   radiance, scintillation, sparkle, spirit, splendour, verve, vigour, virtuosity, vivacity  
4    hanging fire      delayed, in abeyance, in cold storage, on ice, pending, postponed, put back, put off, shelved, suspended, undecided  
5    on fire:     
a    ablaze, aflame, alight, blazing, burning, fiery, flaming, in flames  
b    ardent, eager, enthusiastic, excited, inspired, passionate  
      vb  
6    enkindle, ignite, kindle, light, put a match to, set ablaze, set aflame, set alight, set fire to, set on fire, torch  
7    detonate, discharge, eject, explode, hurl, launch, let loose     (informal)   let off, loose, pull the trigger, set off, shell, shoot, touch off  
8      (figurative)   animate, arouse, electrify, enliven, excite, galvanize, impassion, incite, inflame, inspire, inspirit, irritate, quicken, rouse, stir  
9      (informal)   cashier, discharge, dismiss, give marching orders, give the boot     (slang)   give the bullet     (Brit. slang)   give the push, kiss off     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   make redundant, sack     (informal)   show the door  

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n.
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
n.
economic player that both produces and consumes a good or service
portmanteau word: producer + consumer. Linked to mass costumisation
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
n.
replacement of a rail transport service (tram, subway, train) with a bus
[Neologism] from "bus" and "substitution"
adj.
refers to a product or service whose design, blueprint or code is free to use and modify
Examples of open source projects: Linux, Mozzila Firefox (softwares); DIY open drones (drone design), arduino (electronics)
n.
also FCR, a customer-service indicator used in the call center industry.
[Bus.]
n.
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Care Traduction difficulty !
n.
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[Tech.]
exp.
A person including intelligent programs that uses computer or internet services often has online unique user account.
[Tech.]
n.
someone who does not use high-technology items or services on a daily basis
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n.
network-based services that makes information available from multiple electronic devices by linking it to an account
[Tech.]
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"

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