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as in to choke
to cause to cease burning the fire in the skillet was quickly extinguished by slamming the lid on

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as in to destroy
to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of a fatal blunder that extinguished all hope that the team would actually win the play-offs

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as in to shush
to stop the noise or speech of her final, telling point extinguished her opponents on the city council

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“Extinguish.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/extinguish. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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