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
Thomas Gonzales, who launched one of the Internet’s brightest stars before the dot-com flameout, died Tuesday of cancer.
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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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