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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
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A little after, the captain came (as was agreed) to one of the windows, and stood there in the rain, with his arm in a sling, and looking stern and pale, and so old that my heart smote me for having fired upon him.
In occupied Kashmir, the family of liberation leader, Shakeel Ahmad Bakhshi on Wednesday said that he escaped in a bid on life after some unknown persons fired upon him inside his residence at Bemina in Srinagar.
A police official said that unidentified gunmen barged into the house of Ali Muhammad Yatoo at his native village Nawnagri Palpora and fired upon him. Yatoo suffered injuries in his leg and was shifted to district hospital Pulwama, reported.
According to a report quoting sources said the gunmen entered into the house of the forest official and fired upon him. Meanwhile, the occupation forces have launched a joint cordon and search operation at Kokernag in Islamabad district early this morning.
Shopian (J-K) [India] Dec.02 ( ANI ): A civilian sustained multiple bullet injuries on Saturday after suspected militants fired upon him in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to police rivals of Zaib Alam with whom he was having property dispute had fired upon him.