flameout

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noun flame·out \ˈflām-ˌau̇t\

Definition of flameout

  1. 1 :  the unintentional cessation of operation of a jet airplane engine

  2. 2 :  a sudden downfall, failure, or cessation

  3. 3 :  a person whose successful career ends abruptly

Examples of flameout in a sentence

  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>

1950

First Known Use of flameout

1950


FLAMEOUT Defined for English Language Learners

flameout

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noun flame·out \ˈflām-ˌau̇t\

Definition of flameout for English Language Learners

  • : a sudden stopping of a jet engine

  • : a very sudden and complete failure



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