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"
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To perceive with the olfactory sense:
Idiom: catch a whiff of.
phrasal verb
snuff out
1. To cause to stop burning or giving light:
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(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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"The Turk had entered the ring with a clear game plan to force a war and keep Courtney in close to snuff out her obvious skills," maintained England's boss.
Dooley's backline also looked shaky with Amani Aguinaldo and Luke Woodland scrambling at times in an effort to snuff out attacks.
Mark Kerr 6 Shuttled from box to box looking to snuff out Hibs.