extinguish
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extinguish(
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stihng
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gwihsh
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put out a fire)
a. extinguir
The campers extinguished their fire with a bucket of water before leaving the campsite.Los campistas extinguieron el fuego con un balde de agua antes de partir del campamento.
b. apagar
Please extinguish your cigarette before entering the restaurant.Favor de apagar tu cigarro antes de entrar al restaurante.
2. (to turn off a light)
a. apagar
He extinguished the lights and headed to bed.Apagó las luces y se dirigió a la cama.
3. (to bring to an end)
a. apagar
Last night's bombing extinguished any hope of signing a peace treaty this year.El bombardeo de anoche apagó toda esperanza de firmar un tratado de paz este año.
b. extinguir
Roy's accident didn't extinguish his passion for motorcycle racing.El accidente de Roy no extinguió su pasión por las carreras de motos.
4. (to cancel)
a. cancelar
The company extinguished outstanding debts of $3,500,000.La empresa canceló deudas pendientes por el importe de $3,500,000.
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extinguish
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. extinguir
2. (light, cigarette)
a. apagar
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extinguish [ɪksˈtɪŋɡwɪʃ]
transitive verb
[+fire] extinguir; apagar; [+light, cigarette] apagar; [+hope, faith] destruir; (suppress) [+title] suprimir;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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