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the failure of a jet engine due to an interruption of the fuel supply or to faulty combustion.
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|Noun||1.||flame-out - the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion|
jet engine - a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion
|2.||flame-out - a complete or conspicuous failure; "the spectacular flame-out of the company's stock cost many people their life savings"|
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"