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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 [N. Amer, informal], run down, run out, conk out [informal]

Derived forms: petered out, peters out, petering out

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