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2002.09.19

Hi! The topic is fire, and we're burning to begin!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: Useful Vocabulary
PUT OUT (a fire)   (火)を消す

Explanation

  • To put out a fire, cigarette, candle, etc. is to cause it to stop burning by, for example, pouring water on it, crushing it, or blowing it out.
  • put out は、火、タバコ、ろうそくなどを消すという意味です。例えば、水をかける、もみ消す、吹き消すなどの方法で行います。

examples

  1. During the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, many fires were put out by people using nothing but buckets of water.
  2. Would you please put out your cigarette before getting into the elevator?
  3. You should always put out candles before going to bed.
  4. Never leave your campsite without putting out the campfire.

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