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- (transitive) To extinguish, to stop a process, to kill, to rub out.
2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, in BBC:
- Elmander's lovely flick nearly set Taylor free inside the box but, this time, Boswinga reacted well to snuff out any real danger.
- (transitive) To kill a living being.