fire back to (someone or something)

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fire back to (someone or something)

To quickly discharge or release something and direct it toward someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fire" and "back." "Yeah, but why is that my fault?" Sheila fired back to me defensively. We ran for cover when we heard him fire his gun back to us. I know you're upset, but don't fire an email back to her in anger—take some time to calm down first.
See also: back, fire
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"What I think Jeremy has done, he has brought a little soul fire back to the party.
Surface fires then are lit to kill off saplings, reduce fuel loads, enrich the soil with nutrients, and bring fire back to the forest.