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This term is common among First Person Shooter games.

A player "pre-fires" when they're either aware or suspect an enemy to be around a corner or behind some sort of obstruction and they choose to begin firing their weapon before they have Line Of Sight on the enemy (e.g., before they fully round the corner).

The alternative to this is to obtain LOS on the enemy before firing, but differing reaction times and PING/latency can put the player at odds of winning the exchange.
PlayerX pre-fired around the corner, killing PlayerY before they ever saw him!
by Swivel June 12, 2017
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That period before actually getting ousted from your job. In politics this often involves leaking a false resignation story to the media to lay the groundwork for the real firing a few days later.
I think I got pre-fired today.


They moved me to a windowless office in the basement.
by Shuaman September 24, 2018
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The action doing something before something that you would expect to answer or complete the action, or interaction.
“I heard he was tryna smash so I prefired him a message saying naw
by Prefireisaword May 03, 2019
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