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snuff sth out

phrasal verb with snuff
 
 
/snʌf/ verb
END informal to suddenly end something: England's chances were snuffed out by three brilliant goals from the Italians.Causing something to endComing to an end
FLAME to stop a candle flame from burning by covering it or pressing it with your fingersDarkness and becoming darkStopping fires
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