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Verb: peter out  pee-tu(r) awt
  1. End weakly
    "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending";
    - taper off, fizzle out, fizzle
     
  2. Use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
    "At the end of the march, I petered out";
    - poop out, run down, run out, conk out

Derived forms: peters out, petering out, petered out

Type of: discontinue, fatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary