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 in a Sentence
Fans were disappointed by the team's flameout in the play-offs.
before her sudden, self-inflicted flameout, she was one of the state's brightest political stars
Recent Examples of flameout from the Web
Every single lead executive’s tenure has ended in a spectacular flameout of some kind.
Boddie’s other son, NFL flameout Marcus Vick, has had several run-ins with the police and is currently facing an ecstasy-possession charge, which reportedly is still pending, the Daily News reports.
Kalanick's spectacular flameout is one for the ages.
The victory last spring served as validation for both Crosby and Malkin following a string of spring flameouts that left some wondering if the Penguins would be better off with just one franchise center instead of two.
Somewhere between the billionaires and the flameouts, there are less dramatic potentialities.
McNown's flameout — from first-round pick to curbside trash — came much quicker.
And that doesn't even get to the trade possibilities after Paul George's postseason flameout, Jimmy Butler's eye-opening and season-ending series against the Boston Celtics and a Carmelo Anthony dance with Phil Jackson that has left both stumbling.
Taken in Round 1, Justin Gilbert and, more notably, QB Johnny Manziel were total flameouts, neither making it to a third season in Cleveland.
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First Known Use of flameout
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Definition of flameout for English Language Learners
: a sudden stopping of a jet engine
: a very sudden and complete failure
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