flameout

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

flame·out

noun \ˈflām-ˌat\

: a sudden stopping of a jet engine

: a very sudden and complete failure

Full Definition of FLAMEOUT

1
:  the unintentional cessation of operation of a jet airplane engine
2
:  a sudden downfall, failure, or cessation
3
:  a person whose successful career ends abruptly

Examples of FLAMEOUT

  1. Fans were disappointed by the team's flameout in the play-offs.
  2. <before her sudden, self-inflicted flameout, she was one of the state's brightest political stars>

First Known Use of FLAMEOUT

1950

Rhymes with FLAMEOUT

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