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put sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with put   /pʊt/ ( present participle putting, past tense and past participle put) us  

(LIGHT)

to make a light stop shining by pressing a switch: Did you put the lights out downstairs? Put that torch out!

(STOP BURNING)

B1 to make something such as a fire or cigarette stop burning: Firefighters have been called to put out the fire in the city centre. Would you mind putting your cigarette out, please?
(Definition of put sth out phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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