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Definition 1: the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion - [noun denoting event]

(flame-out is a kind of ...) equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails

"the ice storm caused a power outage"

(flame-out belongs to category ...) a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion

Definition 2: a complete or conspicuous failure - [noun denoting event]

Samples where flame-out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the spectacular flame-out of the company's stock cost many people their life savings

(flame-out is a kind of ...) an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

"the surprise party was a complete failure"

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