put out a fire

This page is about the collocation put out a fire

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to stop a fire from burning

For example

  • It took fire fighters an hour to put out the fire.

  • The fire took a long time to put out.

Note:
Also "put a fire out"

Quick Quiz

What should you put on a fire if you want to put it out?

a. paper

b. petrol

c. water

Contributor: Matt Errey