stop burning; put out
end the existence of hope, love, passion, etc.
"The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"
"Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"
"quench the flames"
"snuff out the candles"
"stub out your cigar"
"Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"
"Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"
"eliminate my debts"
"the plague wiped out an entire population"
He extinguished the light and mounted the stairs in darkness.
出自： W. Trevor
Nothing could wholly extinguish the flame of genius.