today's verbing

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Nov 20 21:48:32 UTC 2008

On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 4:29 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at> wrote:
> When I need a verb for 'make extinct' I use "extinguish".

I suppose you also say "self-destroy" instead of "self-destruct".

(Not exactly the same thing, I know...)

--Ben Zimmer

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