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, to
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And he was on cloud nine when the Tigers took an early 2-0 lead (inset) - only to be down and out when the Gunners fired back to win.
The Scot fired back to back rounds of one-under 70 for 140 but lags behind American pacesetter Jim Colbert, whose 36-hole total of 130 is the senior circuit's lowest of the year so far.