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fiz·zle

 (fĭz′əl)
intr.v. fiz·zled, fiz·zling, fiz·zles
1. To make a hissing or sputtering sound.
2. Informal To fail or end weakly, especially after a hopeful beginning.
n. Informal
A failure.

[Early Modern English, to break wind without making noise, probably from Middle English fise, a breaking wind, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse fīsa, to break wind.]

fizzle

(ˈfɪzəl)
vb (intr)
1. to make a hissing or bubbling sound
2. (often foll by out) informal to fail or die out, esp after a promising start
n
3. a hissing or bubbling sound; fizz
4. informal an outright failure; fiasco
[C16: probably from obsolete fist to break wind]

fiz•zle

(ˈfɪz əl)

v. -zled, -zling,
n. v.i.
1. to make a hissing or sputtering sound, esp. one that dies out weakly.
2. to fail or expire feebly after a good start (often fol. by out).
n.
3. a fizzling, hissing, or sputtering.
4. a failure; fiasco.
[1525–35; earlier fysel to break wind, frequentative of *fise < Old Norse fīsa to break wind; akin to feist]

fizzle


Past participle: fizzled
Gerund: fizzling

Imperative
fizzle
fizzle
Present
I fizzle
you fizzle
he/she/it fizzles
we fizzle
you fizzle
they fizzle
Preterite
I fizzled
you fizzled
he/she/it fizzled
we fizzled
you fizzled
they fizzled
Present Continuous
I am fizzling
you are fizzling
he/she/it is fizzling
we are fizzling
you are fizzling
they are fizzling
Present Perfect
I have fizzled
you have fizzled
he/she/it has fizzled
we have fizzled
you have fizzled
they have fizzled
Past Continuous
I was fizzling
you were fizzling
he/she/it was fizzling
we were fizzling
you were fizzling
they were fizzling
Past Perfect
I had fizzled
you had fizzled
he/she/it had fizzled
we had fizzled
you had fizzled
they had fizzled
Future
I will fizzle
you will fizzle
he/she/it will fizzle
we will fizzle
you will fizzle
they will fizzle
Future Perfect
I will have fizzled
you will have fizzled
he/she/it will have fizzled
we will have fizzled
you will have fizzled
they will have fizzled
Future Continuous
I will be fizzling
you will be fizzling
he/she/it will be fizzling
we will be fizzling
you will be fizzling
they will be fizzling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fizzling
you have been fizzling
he/she/it has been fizzling
we have been fizzling
you have been fizzling
they have been fizzling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fizzling
you will have been fizzling
he/she/it will have been fizzling
we will have been fizzling
you will have been fizzling
they will have been fizzling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fizzling
you had been fizzling
he/she/it had been fizzling
we had been fizzling
you had been fizzling
they had been fizzling
Conditional
I would fizzle
you would fizzle
he/she/it would fizzle
we would fizzle
you would fizzle
they would fizzle
Past Conditional
I would have fizzled
you would have fizzled
he/she/it would have fizzled
we would have fizzled
you would have fizzled
they would have fizzled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fizzle - a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.fizzle - a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
bomb, dud, turkey - an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"
Verb1.fizzle - 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

verb
1. To make a sharp sibilant sound:
2. Informal. To lose strength or power.Also used with out:
Translations
يُخْفِق، يَفْشَل
splasknoutzhasnout
fuse udløbe ud i sandet
verîa aî engu
baigtis nesėkmeišsikvėpti
beigties ar neveiksmiizdzistizgāzties
sonu fos çıkmak

fizzle

[ˈfɪzl] VIsilbar, hacer un ruido sibilante
fizzle out VI + ADV [fire, firework] → apagarse; [enthusiasm, interest] → morirse; [plan] → quedar en agua de borrajas or en nada

fizzle

[ˈfɪzəl] vipétiller
fizzle out
vi
[relationship, romance] → s'essouffler

fizzle

vizischen, spucken (inf)

fizzle

[ˈfɪzl] vi (sputter) → sibilare
fizzle out vi + adv (fire, firework) → finire per spegnersi; (enthusiasm, interest) → smorzarsi, svanire; (plan) → fallire

fizzle

(ˈfizl) : fizzle out
to fail, to come to nothing. The fire fizzled out.
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