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
First Known Use of flameout
FLAMEOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flameout for English Language Learners
: a sudden stopping of a jet engine
: a very sudden and complete failure
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