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|Verb||1.||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"|
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
peter out[ˌpiːtərˈaʊt] vi
[career, recovery] → s'essouffler
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