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snuff2

snuff2

 
pronunciation:
snuhf
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: the portion of a candlewick that is charred from burning.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: snuffed, snuffing, snuffs
definition 1: to put out or extinguish (a burning candle or the like, often fol. by "out").
She tried not to spill wax as she snuffed out the candles.
definition 2: to bring to an abrupt end; destroy; kill (usu. fol. by "out").
Her life was suddenly snuffed out by this dreadful disease.The batter's strike-out snuffed out all hope for a victory.
definition 3: (slang) to murder (sometimes followed by "out.").
They took him to the empty warehouse and snuffed him.