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snuff out

Definitions of snuff out
  1. verb
    put an end to; kill
    “The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children”
    synonyms: extinguish
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    types:
    stamp
    destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot
    put out, smother
    deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion
    type of:
    do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of
    terminate, end, or take out
  2. verb
    put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    snuff out the candles”
    synonyms: blow out, extinguish, quench
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    Antonyms:
    ignite, light
    cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
    types:
    stub
    extinguish by crushing
    douse, put out
    put out, as of a candle or a light
    black out
    obliterate or extinguish
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