Definition of flameout
(Entry 1 of 2)
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
flamed out; flaming out; flames out
Definition of flame out (Entry 2 of 2)
: to fail spectacularly and especially prematurely
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