fire (up)on (someone or something)

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fire (up)on (someone or something)

To aim a weapon at someone or something and discharge it. Hey, we're not the enemy—quit firing on us!
See also: fire

fire (up)on someone or something

to shoot at someone or something with a weapon; to shoot in the direction of someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) The troops fired upon the advancing army. The cops fired on Max.
See also: fire, on
References in classic literature ?
The officer he had seen before, bade him in a few brief words take notice that if he attempted to escape, no matter how favourable a chance he might suppose he had, certain of the men had orders to fire upon him, that moment.
Her eyes, dim a moment ago, suddenly blazed fire upon him.
It is vital to mention here that JUI (S) Chief Maulana Sami ul Haq was stabbed to death at his residence during Friday evening on Nov 2 while SHO Ring Road Police Station Zahid Mehmood was suffered serious injuries after some unidentified armed masked men opened fire upon him while his way to Lahore from his home who later expired while the way to hospital.
According to media reports, the victim, identified as Muhammad Musa, resident of Quetta was going back to home after performing his duty when near Nawan Kali, some unknown armed masked men opened fire upon him.
According to Levies sources, armed assailants entered a house of Mohammad Alam in Garok Chichak area and opened fire upon him and his family and fled away from the scene.
Meanwhile, in another incident a constable was injured after terrorists opened fire upon him in the Kulgam district.