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. You see if it doesn't?
Too often against Italy, Monye, Flutey or Taitwould break through the gain line and the attacking impetus would fizzle out due to the lack of support.
But take heed New Labour - it could fizzle out like Darlington.
BURSCOUGH may have lost their only remaining cup lifeline in midweek, but the Linnets are determined that their season won't fizzle out.
"Procedures look good at the beginning, and then they fizzle out. Whether or not this is different is hard to say, but this metanalysis suggests that on the average it doesn't look like there's much going on."
She and other researchers suspect that the active region, which again rolled behind the sun's visible disk on June 15, will fizzle out by the time it reappears at the end of the month.
"Teams can fizzle out, but he keeps telling us there is much to play for."