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snuff it

Definition of snuff it

British informal

  1. :  to die <He snuffed it at a young age.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the charred part of a candlewick

    :  umbrage, offense

    :  huff

  1. :  to crop the snuff of (a candle) by pinching or by the use of snuffers so as to brighten the light

    :  kill, execute

  1. :  characterized by the sensationalistic depiction of violence

    :  featuring a real rather than a staged murder

  1. :  to draw forcibly through or into the nostrils

    :  scent, smell

    :  to inhale through the nose noisily and forcibly

  1. :  the act of snuffing :  sniff

  1. :  a preparation of pulverized tobacco to be inhaled through the nostrils, chewed, or placed against the gums

    :  the amount of snuff taken at one time

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