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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.


Synonymsextinguish


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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