fire into

fire (something) into (someone or something)

To discharge or release something into someone or something. I used a syringe to fire the salt water into my mouth and cleanse the spaces left behind by my wisdom teeth surgery. Wow, I can't believe I fired an arrow right into the bull's-eye—what luck!
See also: fire
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fire something into someone or something

to shoot something, as a weapon, into someone or something. She fired the gun into a special box that stopped the bullet. She would then examine it under a special microscope. Max fired two shots into Lefty, but even that did not stop him.
See also: fire
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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