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To stop a fire - thesaurus

Synonyms

put out

to make something stop burning

smother

verb

to put out a fire by covering it

extinguish

verb

formal to make a fire or cigarette stop burning. A more usual word is put out

blow out

if you blow out a flame, or if it blows out, it stops burning because you blow on it or because of the wind

stamp out

to make a fire stop burning by putting your feet down hard on it

beat out

to stop a fire from burning by hitting it with something

douse

verb

to make a fire stop burning by pouring water over it

fight a fire/blaze

to try to stop a large fire from burning

tackle

verb

to try to put out a large fire

snuff out

to make a flame stop burning by squeezing it with your fingers or covering it with a snuffer

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dowse

verb

another spelling of douse

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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