snuff out

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snuff out(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to extinguish)
a. apagar
Snuff out the flames with water and mud to ensure that we don't cause a forest fire.Apaga las llamas con agua y barro para asegurar que no causemos un incendio forestal.
2. (to suddenly end)
a. acabar con
A traumatic injury on the vault snuffed out the gymnast's hopes of being an Olympic athlete.Una herida traumática en el potro acabó con los sueños de la gimnasta de ser atleta olímpica.
b. hacer perder
The countless rejections the actress faced snuffed out any hopes she had of getting a good role.Los rechazos incontables que enfrentó la actriz hizo que perdiera toda esperanza de conseguir un buen papel.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to assassinate)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. matar
If you don't help me pay off my debt, the mob is going to snuff me out.Si no me ayudas a pagar mi deuda, la mafia me matará.
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snuff out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (candle)
a. apagar
2. (life, opposition)
a. truncar, cercenar
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