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Definition of firefight

firefight

verb - intransitive

  • to deal with urgent problems (usually at work.)
    I've been firefighting all morning, so I haven't had time to update the client's account information.

    Last edited on Nov 08 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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