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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To terminate the employment of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To terminate a person's employment, but help the former employee to obtain another post

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In lawn-tennis, effectually to place (the ball) in the courts and beyond the reach of an opponent.

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