Definitions starting with F

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1. [cf. Vii. "fi'a de ball" (Roy 1974); cf. OED, to propel (a missile) as from a gun] to throw: 1895 Satin farred [fired or threw] 'is ball at me (Edwards 23). He fire a rock at me (Eleu.). (Gen.)

2. [cf. DJE, "fire a whip"; Belize, "fire a lick" (Young); Guy., "fire a kick" (Yansen 37); US Black fire up beat up (Grove); by extension of def. 1] to give (a blow, etc.): 1918 He fire de blow (Parsons 134). 1966 I fire a slap at Booky (Crowley 84). (Gen.)

3. [cf. DHS fire a shot idem] to ejaculate: 1971 Impotence. . ."can't fire any more" (McCartney 147). (Gen.)

Tags: semantic extension, sexuality, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-28 23:10
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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