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Definition of the noun flame-out

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  1. the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion
  2. a complete or conspicuous failure
    • example: the spectacular flame-out of the company's stock cost many people their life savings
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: failure = an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

Alternative definition of the noun flame-out


  1. The act of flaming out or burning out; extinguishing.
  2. The act of quitting or failing, especially due to overwork, or in a dramatic manner.

Specialised definition of the noun flame-out

Glossary of sports

a form of burnout that occurs for a short period of time, usually after a heavy training season or competition (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


"Flame-out" a.k.a. "Flame Out!" is a musical album of Janet Blair.

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Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

of smoking freebase cocaine by placing the pipe over a flame 2002 flamefest noun a protracted exchange of insulting and inflammatory messages on an Internet discussion group US, 1995 flame-out noun 1 in hot rodding and motor racing, ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

out, comb-out, cookout, cop-out, cross-out, cub scout, cutout, devout, dim- out, downspout, drawn- out, dropout, dryout, dugout, eelpout, en route, fade-out, fallout, far-out, flame-out, flat-out, fold- out, force-out, freak-out, freaked-out, full- out, ...

Google previewThe Pocket Webster School & Office Dictionary (1990)


flame-out (flam 'out), n. the failure of a jet engine in flight flame thrower, a military weapon that projects a burning stream of fuel. flame tree, a shrublike tree of Australia, with showy scarlet flowers.

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