HyperDic: flame-out

English > 2 senses of the word flame-out:
NOUNeventflame-outthe failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion
eventflame-outa complete or conspicuous failure
English > flame-out: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion.
Categoryjet engineA gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion
Broaderpower outage, power failureequipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails
English > flame-out: 2 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA complete or conspicuous failure.
Example"the spectacular flame-out of the company's stock cost many people their life savings"
BroaderfailureAn event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
Spanishcaída abrupta, descalabro

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