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English verb: snuff out

1. snuff out (change) put an end to; kill

SamplesThe Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of

Narrower (hyponym)put out, smother, stamp

2. snuff out (weather) put out, as of fires, flames, or lights

SamplesToo big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained.
Quench the flames.
Snuff out the candles.

Synonymsblow out, extinguish, quench

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)black out, douse, put out, stub

Antonymsignite, light

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