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put out (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb put out (1).

Meaning: to stop something from burning

Synonym: extinguish

For example:

  • put out sth It took the firemen a long time to put out the fire.

  • put sth out The car's engine was burning so he grabbed the fire-extinguisher and put it out.

Quick Quiz:

After we had put out the fire, we

a. watched it burn

b. cleaned up the mess

c. used a match to light it

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