fizzle out


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Related to fizzle out: rub off, turn up, pick up on
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Verb1.fizzle out - end weakly; "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending"
discontinue - come to or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"

fizzle out

verb (Informal) die away, fail, collapse, fold (informal), abort, fall through, peter out, come to nothing, miss the mark, end in disappointment The strike fizzled out on its first day.
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vi (firework, enthusiasm)verpuffen; (rocket)vorzeitig verglühen; (plan)im Sande verlaufen
References in classic literature ?
The whole thing," the editor declared, "will fizzle out.
It looked as if the great assault threatened for that night were going to fizzle out.
Mine always seem to fizzle out Mine always seem to fizzle out and I never really understand and I never really understand what went wrong.
If it's not meant to be then it will naturally fizzle out, but there's no harm in seeing each other online.
And even though Hearts are in superb form and mounting a challenge to the Old Firm which is exciting yet sure to fizzle out before too long, it's hard to think of a solid case for swerving the Gers.
ALEX McLEISH has challenged Birmingham's defence to recover their resilience and ensure the team's season does not fizzle out.