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    Question word for stopping the lamp or lantern

    two ways to shut down a lamp / lantern, by pulling the burning threads down or just to clap on the fire. what is the word/word set used in these scenarios?

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    Re: word for stopping the lamp or lantern

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    "Extinguish" or "snuff out" are the two most common verbs you'll hear for putting out a flame.

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    Re: word for stopping the lamp or lantern

    "Put out" and "blow out" work for bare flames (ie candles) in BrE.

    Please put out the candles before going to bed.
    I'll blow out the candle before I leave.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: word for stopping the lamp or lantern

    You can "turn down" and "turn off/out an oil lamp or a gas lamp.

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