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Snuff out   /snəf aʊt/   Listen
Snuff out

Put an end to; kill.  Synonym: extinguish.
Put out, as of fires, flames, or lights.  Synonyms: blow out, extinguish, quench.  "Quench the flames" , "Snuff out the candles"

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"Snuff out" Quotes from Famous Books

... seat, and helped himself to snuff out of the enamelled gold box, on which Merton deemed it politic to ...
— The Disentanglers • Andrew Lang

... extant men. 'Hissed at by the people of Versailles,' he drives forth to Jardi; southward to Brienne,—for recovery of health. Then to Nice, to Italy; but shall return; shall glide to and fro, tremulous, faint-twinkling, fallen on awful times: till the Guillotine—snuff out his weak existence? Alas, worse: for it is blown out, or choked out, foully, pitiably, on the way to the Guillotine! In his Palace of Sens, rude Jacobin Bailiffs made him drink with them from his own wine-cellars, feast with them from his own larder; and on the morrow morning, ...
— The French Revolution • Thomas Carlyle

... creed; and, whether I've talent or not, I'd rather snuff out, when my time comes, neglected and a pauper than go back on it. [Walking away and pacing the room.] Oh, but I'm not discouraged, my dear Robbie—not a scrap! I'm not discouraged, though you do regard me ...
— The Big Drum - A Comedy in Four Acts • Arthur Pinero

Words linked to "Snuff out" :   quench, blow out, get rid of, smother, douse, put out, snuffer, stub, stamp, eliminate, do away with, ignite, black out

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