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    Do we also say to put out a cigarette ?

    We say to put out a fire, can we also say to put out a cigarette?
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    Re: Do we also say to put out a cigarette ?

    Hi, Isabel,
    I think you can.

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    Re: Do we also say to put out a cigarette ?

    Yes, "put out a cigarette" is the most common way to express that idea (extinguish a cigarette) in Standard American English.

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    Re: Do we also say to put out a cigarette ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    Yes, "put out a cigarette" is the most common way to express that idea (extinguish a cigarette) in Standard American English.
    Here too, although if the cigarette gets squashed against something hard (like an ash-tray) we often use the verb to stub out a cigarette.

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