peter out


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Verb1.peter 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"
2.peter out - use up all one's strength and energy and stop working; "At the end of the march, I pooped out"
fatigue, jade, tire, weary, pall - lose interest or become bored with something or somebody; "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
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peter out

verb die out, stop, fail, run out, fade, dwindle, evaporate, wane, give out, ebb, come to nothing, run dry, taper off The strike seemed to be petering out.
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Translations
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peter out

[ˌpiːtərˈaʊt] vi
[career, recovery] → s'essouffler
[track, road] → se terminer
to peter out into sth [+ track, footpath] → se transformer en qchpet food naliments mpl pour animaux de compagniepet hate nbête f noirepet insurance n (gen)assurance f animal; (for dog)assurance f chien
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

w>peter out

vilangsam zu Ende gehen; (mineral vein)versiegen; (river)versickern; (song, noise)verhallen; (interest)sich verlieren, sich totlaufen; (excitement)sich legen; (plan)im Sande verlaufen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in classic literature ?
The money, they say, was paid Peter out of his purse; and he wanted Peter to give him a deed of this house and land, which Peter swore he would not do."
We found Peter out behind his kitchen, bending over a washtub.