flame out

  • 1 Flame-out — auch: Flame|out 〈[flɛımaʊt] m. 6; bei Flugzeugen〉 Ausfall eines Triebwerks infolge Treibstoffmangels [<engl. flame „flammen, glühen“ + out „aus“] * * * Flame out [ fleɪm|a̮ut , fleɪm |a̮ut ], der; s, s [engl. flame out, eigtl. = Zu Ende… …

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  • 2 flame out — (of a jet engine) lose power through the extinction of the flame in the combustion chamber. → flame flame out informal, chiefly N. Amer. fail conspicuously. → flame …

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  • 3 Flame-out — auch: Flame|out 〈[flɛımaʊt] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s; bei Flugzeugen〉 Ausfall eines Triebwerks infolge Treibstoffmangels [Etym.: <engl. flame »flammen, glühen« + out »aus«] …

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  • 4 Flame-out — [ fleimaut] der; , s <aus gleichbed. engl. flame out, zu to flame out »Schubkraft durch Triebwerksausfall verlieren«> durch Treibstoffmangel bedingter Ausfall eines Flugzeugstrahltriebwerks …

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  • 5 flame|out — «FLAYM OWT», noun. 1. the sudden failure of a jet engine to function, because the flame has gone out, especially while in flight. 2. a spectacular failure, likened to a fiery crash. »The global dot com boom and bust is littered with flameouts.… …

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  • 6 flame-out — flame′ out n. aer. the failure of a jet engine due to an interruption of the fuel supply or to faulty combustion • Etymology: 1945–50 …

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  • 7 flame out — intransitive verb : to burn out (sense 2) * * * flame out 1. Of a jet engine, to lose power when the flame dies out 2. To fail dramatically (informal, esp N American) • • • Main Entry: ↑flame * * * (of a jet engine) lose power through the… …

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  • 8 flame out — verb Of processes and equipment involving combustion, to fail due to extinction of flame. If on flame out, steam pressure goes below 75 you must go back on gas to return [....] The grievant replied that If he did so, the boiler would flame out …

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  • 9 flame-out — noun a) The act of flaming out or burning out; extinguishing. The company was one of Silicon Valleys more famous dot com flame outs. b) The act of quitting or failing, especially due to overwork, or in a dramatic manner. See Also: flame out,… …

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  • 10 flame-out — noun 1. the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion • Topics: ↑jet engine • Hypernyms: ↑power outage, ↑power failure 2. a complete or conspicuous failure the spectacular flame out of the… …

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  • 11 flame·out — /ˈfleımˌaʊt/ noun, pl outs [count] 1 : a sudden stopping of a jet engine 2 US, informal : a very sudden and complete failure Fans were disappointed by the team s flameout in the play offs. see also flame out at ↑ …

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  • 12 flame-out — /flaym owt /, n. Aeron. the failure of a jet engine due to an interruption of the fuel supply or to faulty combustion. Also, flameout. Also called blowout. [1945 50; n. use of v. phrase flame out] * * * …

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  • 13 flame-out — The engine on a vehicle stops abruptly, usually in the middle of traffic, or at a busy intersection My truck flamed out downtown during rush hour this afternoon! …

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  • 14 flame out — intransitive verb Date: 1951 to fail spectacularly and especially prematurely …

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  • 15 flame out — v. fail …

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  • 16 flame-out — /ˈfleɪm aʊt/ (say flaym owt) noun the failure of a jet engine as a result of an interruption in the fuel supply or imperfect combustion …

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  • 17 flame — [flām] n. [ME < OFr flamme (< L flamma) & flambe < L flammula, dim. of flamma < base of flagrare, to burn: see FLAGRANT] 1. the burning gas or vapor of a fire, seen as a flickering light of various colors; blaze 2. a tongue of light… …

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  • 18 flame — n. & v. n. 1 a ignited gas (the fire burnt with a steady flame). b one portion of this (the flame flickered and died). c (usu. in pl.) visible combustion (burst into flames). 2 a a bright light; brilliant colouring. b a brilliant orange red… …

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  • 19 flame — flamer, n. flameless, adj. flamelike, adj. /flaym/, n., v., flamed, flaming. n. 1. burning gas or vapor, as from wood or coal, that is undergoing combustion; a portion of ignited gas or vapor. 2. Often, flames. the state or condition of blazing… …

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  • 20 flame — noun 1》 a hot glowing body of ignited gas that is generated by something on fire. 2》 a thing compared to a flame s ability to burn fiercely or be extinguished: the flame of hope. 3》 a brilliant orange red colour. 4》 informal a vitriolic or… …

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