snuff out


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Verb1.snuff out - put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"
do away with, eliminate, get rid of, extinguish - terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
stamp - destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot; "Stamp fascism into submission"; "stamp out tyranny"
put out, smother - deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion; "smother fires"
2.snuff out - put out, as of fires, flames, or lightssnuff out - put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"
stub - extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigarette now"
douse, put out - put out, as of a candle or a light; "Douse the lights"
black out - obliterate or extinguish; "Some life-forms were obliterated by the radiation, others survived"

snuff

verb
To perceive with the olfactory sense:
Idiom: catch a whiff of.
phrasal verb
snuff out
1. To cause to stop burning or giving light:
Translations
يُخْمِديُطْفئ الشَّمْعَه
zemřítzhasnoutzlikvidovat
slukke
kæfaslökkva á
birden sona ermeksöndürmek

snuff2

(snaf) verb
to snip off the burnt part of the wick of (a candle or lamp).
snuff out
1. to extinguish the flame of (a candle etc). He snuffed out the candle by squeezing the wick between his thumb and forefinger.
2. to (cause to) come to a sudden end. Opposition was quickly snuffed out.
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Mark Kerr 6 Shuttled from box to box looking to snuff out Hibs.
For example, although Baptists for centuries firmly held forth the light of full religious liberty and separation of church and state for the world to see, today many Baptists would snuff out that light in return for government favoritism.
Crews from Grangetown mounted a day-long vigil around Eston Hills to snuff out small pockets of fire.