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English definition of “snuff sth out”

snuff sth out

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with snuff   /snʌf/ us  
informal to cause something to end suddenly: The country has been able to celebrate the return of its independence so brutally snuffed out in 1940. to put out a flame, especially from a candle: One by one she snuffed out the candles.
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