fire (one) with (an emotion)

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fire (one) with (an emotion)

To cause one to feel a particular emotion. Overhearing Tim's nasty comments about me fired me with anger. I was having a rough day until thoughts of our upcoming beach vacation fired me with joy.
See also: fire

fire someone with anger

 and fire someone with enthusiasm; fire someone with hope; fire someone with expectations
Fig. [for someone's words] to fill someone with eagerness or the desire to do something. The speech fired the audience with enthusiasm for change. We were fired with anger to protest against the government.
See also: anger, fire
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It was this that must be most agreeable to the populace: therefore, they ranged, themselves immediately on the party of the aggressors against the archers, crying with the minority, which had become, thanks to them, the most compact majority: "Yes, yes: to the fire with the thieves!
I had got a couple of old fire-dogs to keep the wood from the hearth, and it did me good to see the soot form on the back of the chimney which I had built, and I poked the fire with more right and more satisfaction than usual.
But commonly I kindled my fire with the dry leaves of the forest, which I had stored up in my shed before the snow came.
Saiful Iswandy R.Hassan said the department was working hard to put out the fire with 70 personnel and 10 fire engines.
It is followed by residential fire with 217, and miscellaneous with 64.
He also urged firefighters to fight 'fire with fire' highlighting their burning passion and commitment to keep Filipinos safe against the danger destructive fires.
To stamp out the flames, researchers have to understand why fire is spreading and figure out how to fight fire with science.
She spends her spare time in the fires of Mexico and telling jokes around the fire with friends in Asheville, NC.
we wish American Forests would take pains not to paint fire with such a simple, broad brush.
Tackling a small fire with a fire extinguisher may make the difference between a small incident and a full scale disaster.
Methods for fighting duct fires range from letting the fire bum itself out and watching to make sure that it doesn't spread to other areas of the plant to shutting fire dampers and fighting the fire with hoses.
The long-term efforts of Defensores de la Naturaleza to replace the culture of fire with a new, more sustainable way of life are vital.
Brenner is one of a growing number of land managers who believe in fighting fire with fire.
But for years the airline industry has argued that the smaller cargo holds on smaller planes could contain any fire with their insulating blankets and nearly airtight construction.
The object of the ESFR system is to extinguish a fire with just a few sprinkler heads activating.