HyperDic: snuff_out

English > 2 senses of the expression snuff out:
VERBchangesnuff out, extinguishput an end to
weathersnuff out, blow out, extinguish, quenchput out, as of fires, flames, or lights
English > snuff out: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningput an end to; kill.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymextinguish
Narrowersmother, put outdeprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion
stampDestroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot
Broaderextinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away withTerminate, end, or take out
Spanishextinguir
Catalanextingir
Nounssnuffera cone-shaped implement with a handle
snuffera person who snuffs out candles
English > snuff out: 2 senses > verb 2, weather
MeaningPut out, as of fires, flames, or lights.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "snuff out the candles"
Synonymsblow out, extinguish, quench
Narrowerblack outobliterate or extinguish
douse, put outPut out, as of a candle or a light
stubExtinguish by crushing
Oppositeignite, lightCause to start burning
Spanishapagarse, apagar, extinguirse, extinguir, irse
Catalananar-se, apagar-se, apagar, extingir-se, extingir

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