harassing fire


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harassing fire

Fire designed to disturb the rest of the enemy troops, to curtail movement, and, by threat of losses, to lower morale. See also fire.
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Noun1.harassing fire - fire designed to disturb the rest of enemy troops and to curtail movement and to lower enemy morale
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
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Meanwhile another terrorist group opened harassing fire on a military patrol in the Yuksekova town of Hakkari, injuring two soldiers.
Four pirates aboard the first skiff quickly surrendered and the coastguards began chasing the second, keeping up the harassing fire.